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FFO OF H.M. PROCURATOR GENERA; 

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CALENDAR 



OF THE 



CLOSE ROLLS 



PRKBEKVED IN THB 



PUBLIC RECOUD OFFICE. 



PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OP 

THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE RECORDS. 



EDWARD III. 

VOL. X. 

A.D. 1354—1360. 



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1908. 



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CONTENTS. 



Preface - - v 

COBRIQENDA vii 

Calendar 1 

General Index 673 










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( V ) 



PREFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Rolls from the reign of Edward I. to that 
of Edward IV., the object and character of which are 
explained in the Preface to the first volume for the reign of 
Edward II. (a.d. 1307-1313). The text has been prepared,, 
with the sanction of the Lords Commissioners of His 
Majesty's Treasury, by Mr A. B. Hinds, M.A., with some 
assistance from Mr. W. H. B. Bird, B.A., and Mr. Hinds 
has also compiled the Index. 



H. C. MAXWELL LYTE. 



Public Record Office, 
February, 1908. 



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COERIGENDA. 



Page 165, line 4, for Andenham read Audenham. 



„ 230, 

„ 341, 

„ 391, 

„ 419, 

„ 642, 

„ 643, 



40, for ackowledges read acknowledges. 
30, for Stynecle read Styuecle. 

4 from bottom, for Rober read Robert. 
32, for Trons read Trous. 

41, for Kynghteton read Knyghteton. 

9, /or Foulestonemerssh read Foulestouemerssh. 



CALENDAR 



OF 



CLOSE ROLLS. 



28 EDWARD ]IL 



1354 

Jan. 28. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 31. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 30. 
Westminster, 



Jan. 29. 

Westminster, 



Jan. 30. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 
Westminster, 



MEMBliAXE 30. 

To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holderness. Order 
to take the fealty of Margaret late the wife of John de Sancto Martino of 
Holeym in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed, and not 
to intermeddle further with the manor of Holeym, restoring the issues 
thereof taken to her, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John at his death held the said manor jointly with her 
to themselves and the heirs of their bodies and that it is held in chief 
as of the honour of Albemarle, in the king's hand. 

To Henry Pikard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of 
King's Beaulieu a tun of wine for the present year of the king's right, prise 
at Southampton, in accordance with the grant of Henry III to them of a 
tun of such Avine to be received yearly between Christmas and the 
Purification for celebrating masses in their church. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John Brunyene, deceased. 

To the sherifif of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Geoffrey atte Hoo, who is so infirm and aged that he 
cannot exercise the duties of the office. 

To the sherift" of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William Grymbald, who has no lands in that county 
to qualify him in accordance with the statute. 

To the sherifli'of Norfolk. Order to deliver to William de ]\Iiddclton all 
his lands, goods and chattels together with the issues of the lands, and not 
to intermeddle further therewith, as the king lately appointed Thomas de 
Ferye, his sci'jeant at arms, to take the said lands and goods into his hand 
with the corn and herbage growing upon those lands, and to deliver them to 
the sherift' by indenture, so that the sheriff should cause the corn and 
herbage to be reaped, moyvn, carried and placed in granges, and should 
answer at the exchequer for the same and for the other goods and chattels 
and the issues, and the king of his favour has restored the same to William. 



Vacated because below. 



ByK. 



To John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Warwick. Order to 
cause Walter son and heir of Isabel, late the wif6 of Reynold de Botriaux, 
tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands of which his mother was 
seised at her death in her demesne as of fee, as Walter has proved his age 
before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage for all the lands 
which Isabel held in chief and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [22820.] 



A. 503. Wt. 273/776. 400. M. 



A 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 

Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 
Colchester. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 21. 

Westminster. 



March 12. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 80 — cont. 

To Richard de Brugge, escheator in the county of Hereford. Order to 
pay to Thomas son of Maurice de Berkele, lord of the manor of Maurdyn, 
10.S. yearly of a messuage and 100 acres of land in Maurdyn, together with 
the arrears thereof, so long as the premises are in the king's hand, as it is 
found by inquisition taken by the escheator that Roger le Forester, tenant 
in chief, held at his death the premises of the lord of Maurdyn, by the 
service of 10s. yearly, and the messuage and land are in the king's hand by 
reason of Roger's death and the minority of his heir. 

To Richard de Kelleshull and his fellows, justices appointed to preserve 
the peace in the county of Cambridge. Order to stay proceedings upon 
certain indictments before them made, and not to impede stationers and 
others in the exercise of their trades, permitting the chancellor of the 
university of Cambridge, or one who supplies his place to have cognisance 
of trespasses and excesses by them committed ; according to the petition 
of the said chancellor, for himself and the masters and scholars of the 
university, stating that from the time of the foundation of the university 
the chancellors or those who supply their places, have had cognisance 
of whatsoever pleas of trespasses and excesses not touching felony or 
mayhem, within that town committed by stationers, writers, binders of 
books and illuminators there continually abiding, who are reputed common 
servitors of the university and the students there although from time 
to time hired by others, that the chancellors, as often as they saw 
fit, have held inquisitions concerning such trespasses and excesses 
and have punished the guilty according to their discretion, but that by 
reason of certain indictments made before those justices at the suit of 
certain persons who envy the university and its students and scheme to 
infringe its liberties, containing that the said stationers and others had 
committed divers excesses in the exercise of their trades, the cognisance and 
punishment of such excesses (if any) pertaining to the chancellor, and some 
of the said stationers and others are arrested by the king's order and 
aggrieved in divers ways, and some have withdrawn from the town for 
that cause or are attempting to do so. By C. 

To Peter de Nuttle, escheator in the county of York. Order to take the 
fealty of John son and heir of John de Cave of Middelton, who held by 
knight service of the heir of William de Roos of Hamelak, late a minor 
in the king's wardship, in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed 
and to cause him to have seisin of the lands of which his father was seised 
in his demesne as of fee, as John has proved his age before the escheator. 

To William de Rothewell, warden of the mint in the Tower of London. 
Order to deliver to Henry de Brisele, master moneyer in the city of York, 
five standards and fifteen trussels for the works of the money called 'le 
Grosse,' 5 standards and 15 trussels for the works of the money called 
'demy Grosse' and 3 standards and 9 trussels for the works of the king's 
money of sterling, without delay. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Henry de Bruseleye, the king's merchant, for all the 
sums received by him or by William marquis of Juliers of the 1,000/. which 
the king granted to the marquis. to be received yearly, to wit 600/. of the 
customs in the port of Boston and 100/. at the exchequer from Eastor in 
the 23rd year of the reign, and to pay Henry what is found to be in arrear 
to him of 4,633/. 6.s. 8(1. from that feast, as the marquis, by the king's 
licence, has granted to Henry the said 1,000/. yearly to be received from 
the said Easter until the end of eight years next following, in satisfaction 



28 EDWARD III. 



8 



1354. 



Jan. 80. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 30 — cant. 

of certain sums of money due to him from the marquis which are said to 
amount to 4,633Z. Qs. Hd., paid to him by Henry in liorins, the Horin 
deVecu being reckoned at 40</., and it has been agreed between the king 
and Henry that the king will cause Henry to be satisfied for what is in 
arrear to him of the 4,G38Z. Cs. 8(/., and he will surrender the king's letters 
patent to the exchequer to be cancelled, and will remit to the king all 
the residue of the 1,000L yearly until the end of the eight years, which 
extends to 8,366Z. 13s. id. By bill of the treasurer. 

Vacated beeausc it is enrolled in the Close lloll of the 2lth year under date 
12 September. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to deliver to William de 
Middelton all his lands, goods and chattels taken into the king's hand for 
certain causes, together with the issues of the lands. By K. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



Feb. IS. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 21. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 20. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 29. 

To the sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause the king's 
gaol of Aylesbury, which is partly ruinous, to be repaired or, if necessary, 
new built, by the view and testimony of Geoffrey de Lucy and Alan 
Carbonel. J3y K. and C. 

To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holderness. Order 
to amove the king's hand irom the manor of Oustewyk and not to 
intermeddle further therewith, delivering the issues thereof to William de 
Melton son of Henry de Melton, kinsman and heir of William de Melton, 
sometime archbishop of York, as the king ordered the escheator to certify 
why he had taken the said manor which belonged to the said archbishop, 
into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had so taken it 
because the manor is held in chief as of the honour of Albemarle, and the 
archbishop was seised thereof at his death, in his demesne as of fee, and 
the said William son of Henry had entered it without licence after the 
archbishop's death, and afterwards the said William showed the king that 
the archbishop was not seised of that manor at his death but that long 
before his death, he had enfeoffed William thereof, by virtue of which 
enfeoffment William remained in seisin of the manor until it was taken as 
aforesaid, and William beseeching the king to order his hand to be amoved, 
the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by 
which it is found that the archbishop enfeoffed William of the manor 
four years before his death, that William was seised of the manor until 
it was taken as aforesaid, and that the manor is held in chief as of the said 
honour by knight service. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver to the attorney of 
Henry duke of Lancaster who is about to set out to parts beyond the sea in 
the king's service, as many hurdles, bridges, rings and staples as are 
necessary for the shipment of 1,000 horses. 

To John de Kyngesdon, esckeator in the Isle of Wight. Order to take 
into the king's hand without delay all the wine and merchandise of a 
certain ship cast ashore near Hanemouth in the island, and the tackle of 
the ship and to keep them safely until further order, certifying the king in 
chancery of the nature of the things so taken and their value, as the king 
is informed that one of the mariners of the ship came alive to land, 
whereby it ought not to be called sea wreck, so that they may be delivered 
to those to whom they belong, when they wish to sue for the same. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1354. 

Feb. 16. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 22. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 
Westminster 



March 2, 

Westminster. 



March 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

To Miles de Stapelton. Order to release certain merchants of Scotland 
and to dearrest their goods and chattels, and deliver them to them, 
as the king has learned that a ship of Flanders, laden with divers goods 
of the said merchants, to wit 4 sacks of wool of the sort of Scotland, forty 
sheep fells, 80 lambs' fells, 12 ox-hides and a barrel of cheese value 
4Z. 2.S. Q)d., was wrecked when sailing from Flanders to Scotland, by storm, 
at Waxtenesham, co. Norfolk, in Miles's lordship, and the goods found in 
the ship have been arrested by the king's ministers, as forfeit to the king, 
because they were pretended to be of the king's enmity, and the merchants 
have besought the king to provide a remedy for the release of their persons 
and the dearresting of their goods as the wreck took place within the time 
of the truce last concluded between the king and those of Scotland, and 
the king is informed that this is so and he does not wish to infringe the 
truce. By K. and C. 

To John de Stonore. Order to deliver by indenture to Roger Hillary or 
to his attorney, the rolls, writs, memoranda and other things touching the 
Common Bench, without delay, as the king thanks John for his many 
services to the late king and himself, and he knows that weakness of body 
excuses him from further travail in the office of justice, wherefore the 
king discharges him of the cares of the court, but wishes him to remain 
of the privy council. By K. 

To John de Berneye and William de Wichyngham. Order not to 
intermeddle further with any of the things contained in their commissions, 
although the king appointed them to preserve the peace and to maintain 
the ordinances concerning labourers m Norfolk, as the king has revoked 
those commissions. By K. 

The like to Gilbert de Debenham, lately appointed to execute the premises 
in Suffolk. By K. 

To John de Weston, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order to cause the 
heir of John de Suidle to be seised into the king's hand and kept safely 
until further order, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John and Eleanor his wife, held jointly at John's death the 
manor of Suidle in chief by barony, except the services of Thomas 
Blaunkfrount, knight, for his lands in Stanleye Pountelarge and the 
services of Richard Dastyn of Grete for lands in Grete, which said Thomas 
and Richard held their said lands of John by knight service, of which 
services, John, the king's sole tenant, died seised in service as in his 
hereditary fee, and by reason of the services of Thomas and Richard the 
marriage of the said heir, still a minor, ought to pertain to the king. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause as many fishermen, nets and 
boats as are necessary for taking lish to the value of 40/. to be taken and 
delivered to Walter Whithorsse, the king's yeoman, keeper of the water of 
Fosse, and to cause sufficient carriage to be taken for timber for repairing 
the pond of that water and the mills of York castle from the forest of 
Galtrees to the said pond and mills and for other works there, and to pay 
the costs of the premises by the view and testimony of Roger de 
Normanvill and Master John de Barton, surveyors of the king's works 
there, as the king ordered Walter by writ of privy seal to cause fish of the 
said value to be taken and sold for repairing the said pond and mills, and 
the price to be delivered to the sheriiY for making payment therewith, 
and by another writ the king ordered the keeper of the said forest or 
him who supplies his place to deliver timber for those works to Roger and 
Job". By K. on the information of John de Bello Campo. 



28 EDWARD III. 



1354. 

March 11. 

Westminster. 



March 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

To John tie Alveton, escheator in the county of Oxford. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Lylljngstandansy in that baili- 
wick, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Thomas de Ferrariis, deceased, held the said 
manor for life with reversion to William Baret, and that the manor is 
held of another than the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
discharge William Barton, Peter Wakefeld and William Bette of 1000 
crannocks and 6 bushels of oats, as on 30 January in the 27th year of the 
reign, under the seal of Ireland, the king appointed them to buy and purvey 
in the counties of Dublin, Meath, Louth, Kildare and elsewhere in Ireland, 
2000 crannocks of oats for his money, and by the certification of the 
treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, England, sent into chancery, 
it is found that William Barton accounted before the treasurer and chamber- 
lains for 1006 crannocks 6 bushels of oats of the said sum, to wit for 
2012 quarters 6 bushels by the standard of England taken by him and his 
fellows for the king's use by virtue of the said letters, and delivered 
them for the expenses of the king's horses. 



Membrane 28. 

Feb. 10. To the collectors of the customs and subsidies in the port of London. 

Westminster. Order to pay to Thomas de Mutton of Shrewsbury or to his attorney 
21Z. 3s. O^d. in arrear to him, without delay, endorsing the king's letters 
patent with the sums so paid to him, and that done to receive the letters 
patent to be taken to the receipt of the exchequer in the king's discharge, 
as by the certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, sent into 
chancery, it is found that Thomas has been satisfied for ISl. 16s. llr^d. of 
a sum of 4.01. lent by him to the king, which the king granted to him 
by letters patent upon the issues of the customs and subsidies, to be 
received in two years by the hands of John Malewayn, late receiver of the 
customs and subsidies, and of John Lovekyn and Adam de Bury, collectors 
of the customs and subsidies in the port of London, by virtue of the king's 
writ to them. 

The following have like writs, to wit : — 
Feb. 13. Roger atte Yate of Shrewsbury, satisfied in the port of London for 

Westminster. 10 marks of 40 marks, for the remaining 30 marks in the same port. 

March 10. John Saunsom of Bristol, satisfied in the port of Bristol for 50s. of 

Westminster. 10^., for the remaining 11. 10s. in the port of London. 

Edmund Fyel of Bristol, satisfied in the port of Bristol for 5 marks of 
20 marks, for the remaining 15 marks in the port of London. 

John de Cobyndon of Bristol, satisfied in the port of Bristol for lOO-s. 
of 201., for the remaining 151. in the port of London. 

May 6. John Russel of Bristol, satisfied in the port of Bristol for 50s. of 101 , 

Westminster. for the remaining 11. 10s. in the port of London. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause all the goods and chattels in 

Westminster, that city of Francis de Spinola, merchant of Genoa, who is bound to the 
king in divers debts for customs and subsidies and other things, as John 
Malewayn, surveyor of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of 
England, has testified, to be taken into the king's hand and kept safely 
until further order, as he has secretly betaken himself to foreign parts. 



6 



CALENDAB OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1354. 

Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 
Westminster. 



iMarcb 15. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver to William le Whyte 
of Berkele, Eichard de Pille and John de Nutstede, whom the king has 
charged to repair his manor of Lyndhurst and the enclosure of his park 
there, sufiticient carriage for those repairs as often as they shall notify 
him. 

To John de Palton, escheator in Somerset. Order to assign dower 
to Isabel late the wife of Thomas de Hunteleye, who held by knight 
service of the heir of Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, tenant in 
chief, a minor in the king's wardship, of all the lands which belonged to 
her husband at his death. 

To John de Alveton, escheator in Berks. Order to assign dower to 
Eniclina late the wife of Edmund de Polhampton, tenant in chief, of all 
the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking 
oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Plenry de Percy, keeper of the castle of Berwick 
upon Tweed, for what is in arrear to him of his yearly fee for the custody 
of that castle and to give him payment or an assignment for what is found 
to be due to him by that account. 

To John de Alveton, escheator in Berks. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage and 2 carucates of land in Enedebourne, and a 
messuage and 1^ carucates of land in Hungerford and Inkepenne, delivering 
the issues thereof to Emelina late the wife of Edmund de Polhampton, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Edmund at 
his death held the said messuages and land jointly with Emelina for their 
lives, with remainder to Edmund's right heirs, and that the messuages and 
land are held of others than the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Gerard 
de Braybrok, sheriff and approver in the counties of Bedford and Bucking- 
ham, such wages as have been allowed to other sheriffs aud approvers in 
those counties. 

To Robert de Hadham, escheator in Middlesex. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands taken into the king's hand on the death of 
John Hucbun, in Totenham and Edelmeton, delivering the issues thereof, 
as the king ordered the escheator to certify him why he had so taken those 
lands, and the escheator returned that he had not taken any of John's lands 
into the king's hand, but that he had so taken certain lands in Totenham 
and Edelmeton which belonged to John Steven of Totenham, and 
descended by his death to John his son and heir, aged thirteen years, 
because lie had been an idiot from bis birth, and that John Hucbun 
unjustly occupied those lands, as was found by inquisition of office taken by 
the escheator, aud by examination of the said John son of John made in 
chancery, the king has found him of sound mind. 

To tlie sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay 40/. by indenture to Bartholomew 
de Bradden, canon of St. Mary's church, Salisbury, whom the king has 
appointed receiver of the money to be applied for the works ordained in the 
king's park of Claryndon. 

To the collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in Wilts. Order to pay 40/. 
by indenture to the same Batholoniew de Bradden, of the first term of 
payment of the tenth and fifteenth for the present year. V,\ K. 



28 EDWARD III. 



1354. 



Membrane 28 — cant. 



To the keeper of the king's forest and park of Claryndon. Order to 
deliver by indenture to the same Bartholomew de Bradden, surveyor of the 
said works, as much great timber and underwood in the said park and 
Mulchet as is necessary for those works. By K. 

March 26. To John de Wynton, escheator in the county of Southampton. Order 
Westminster, fc^ deliver to Eleanor late the wife of John Giffard of Weston, tenant in 
chief, two parts of the manor of IchuU in that county, which the king has 
assigned to her of the lands which belonged to her husband, to hold in 
dower, as she has made oath that she will not marry Avithout the king's 
licence. 



Membrane 27. 

Memorandum that the marquis of Juliers has been satisfied for the fee of 
1,000^. which he receives yearly, to wit 400/. at the exchequer, and 600L of 
the issues of the customs in the port of Boston, for 9J years, from Easter 
in the 23rd year of the reign, as may appear by memoranda of the exchequer, 
and therefore, writs for the payment of that fee shall not be made to him 
until the 9^ years are expired. 

March 13. To Robert de Hilton, Thomas de Seton, John Moubray, John de 
Westminster. Faucomberge, John de Wilton, Peter de Grymesby and Henry Taillour 
of Hedon." Order to Thomas, John Moubray, Peter and Henry to be 
attendant upon the keeping of the king's peace, and of the statutes of 
Winchester and Northampton for the same, in the town of Hedon within 
the liberty of Holderness, co. York, with order to Robert, John de 
Faucomberge and John de Wilton not to proceed to the execution of 
anything contained in their appointment, in the said town, save by default 
of Peter and Henry, as the king appointed them all to keep the peace and 
the said statutes within the liberty of Holderness, and to be justices to 
enquire concerning felonies and trespasses in that liberty and to hear 
and determine the'same, and to do certain other things contained in the 
said letters patent. Proviso that they do not proceed to the release of 
any persons apprehended for felonies without the presence of either Thomas 
or John. Rj ^'• 

March 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Westminster. Order to pay 500/. to James Pype and to discharge him of the prests and 
demands made upon him by reason of the custody of the town of Berwick 
upon Tweed, after receiving from him two bills in which the king is bound 
to him, and his letters of acquittance, as he has released to the king 
1,467/. 3.S. in which the king is bound to him by two bills, and 247/. due 
to him to replace his horses lost in the duchy of Aquitaine as he asserts, 
for which he has not yet rendered account, and 17/. which he asserts to be 
due to him for the repair of the castle of Blay and about 1,000 marks due 
to him for the time when he was keeper of the said town, which still 
remain to be accounted, and all other debts in which the king may be 
bound to him, for the said 500/. and for discharge of such prests and 
demands for the said custody made upon him at the exchequer and the 
receipt of the exchequer. R}' ■'^- ^"*^ ^' 

March 26. To Maurice fitz Thomas, earl of Dessemound, AAelina his wife and all the 

Westminster, other tenants of the baronies of Kilficle and Kilsilan and to the burgesses 

of Clomel. Order not to be attendant until further order on the earl of 

Ormound or the ministers of his liberty in the county of Tipperary m 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1354. 



March 26. 

WeGtminster. 



March 26. 

Westminster. 



March 20. 
Westminster. 



March 2. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

Ireland, by reason of the lands which they hold of the said baronies 
and town, as Maurice de Dessemound has shown the king that whereas 
the king lately granted to James earl of Ormound the said royal liberty 
in that county in which are the said baronies and town, which are held 
immediately of the king, to hold under a certain form, the said earl of 
Ormound, by pretext of that liberty, though the said baronies and town 
were at the time of the grant and long after in the king's hand, compels 
Maurice and the others to be attendant uppn him and his ministers for their 
services by pretext of the liberty granted to him, and the king has ordered 
the justiciary and escheator of Ireland to take an inquisition upon the 
matter and to certify him if the baronies and town are held immediately 
of him, and if so by what services, if they were in the king's hand at the 
time of the grant to the earl of Ormound and for how long, and if that earl 
has made distraint upon the tenants as aforesaid, and upon certain other 
articles touching the premises. By K. and C. 

To John de Palton, escheator in Somerset. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manors of Norton Hautevyle, and Wyke and certain 
lands in Hasele and Shortecombe, delivering the issues thereof to Egelina 
late the wife of Robert Gyene, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that Robert at his death held no lands in his demesne 
as of fee in that bailiwick, but that he held the said manors as of Egelina's 
right, of others than the king, and that he held the said lands for a 
term of years, jointly with Egelina, of the master of the hospital of St. 
John the Baptist near the gate of La Redeclyve, with reversion to the 
master. 

To John de Weston, escheator in the county of Gloucester. Like order 
'miUiitis )nutan(l in' not to intermeddle with a messuage in Bristol as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert held 
it at his death as of the right of Egelina, of the king in socage. 

To John de Palton, escheator in the county of Somerset. Like order 
' mvtdtis vnttniiilis' not to intermeddle with certain lands in Bedemynstre 
and Knolle, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Robert held those lands jointly with John de Strete, who survives, of 
others than the king. 

To the collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the county of Salop. 
Order to pay the 150^ assigned to James de Pype, of that money for 
which the king caused a tally of the receipt of the exchequer to be levied 
under their names, receiving that tally from him, by which the king 
will cause due allowance to be made to them at the exchequer. By C. 

The like to the collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the county of 
Stafltbrd to pay 1501. to the said James. 

To the chancellor of Ireland and to the treasurer of the exchequer, 
Dublin. Order to deliver the castle of Balityn in Ireland to Roger de 
Chcsterfeld, the king's clerk, or to Robert Moenes, whom he has deputed in 
his place, before the king, as the king lately granted the custody to Roger 
to hold during pleasure receiving the customary fee. 

To Walter Paries, escheator in the county of Northampton. Order to 
deliver a messuage, 20 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow and an acre of 
pasture in Throp near Davontre, to Robert de Hadham, escheator of the 
king's chamber, together with the issues thereof, to be kept in accordance 
with his office, and not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 20 acres of 
land, 10 acres of meadow and 10 acres of pasture there, delivering the 



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1354. 



March 30. 

Westminster. 



Meiiihraiic 27 — cnut. 

issues thereof to Thomas son and heir of John de Braunfeld, as it is found 
by inquisition taken by the eschcator that Joan, late John's wife, held for 
life 2 messuages, 140 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow and 11 acres of 
pasture in Throp of the inheritance of Thomas, aged fourteen years, and 
that a messuage, 20 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow and an acre of 
pasture thereof are held in chief by homage and fealty, as of fee of Chokes, 
in the king's hand, and the residue of the said tenements are held of 
another than the king by the service of 2s. yearly ; and the said fee of 
Chokes is reserved to the king's chamber. 

To John de Palton, escheator in Somerset. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Clutton or with the advowson of the church of 
that manor, delivering the issues of the manor, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert Gyene at his death held no 
lands in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, but that he held the said 
manor and advowson for life of the grant of John de Greyvill, with 
reversion to the said John, and that the manor and advowson are held of 
the earl of Hereford and not of the king. 



Feb. 22. 

Westminster. 



March 6. 

Westminster. 



April 24. 

Westminster. 

March 6. 

Westminster. 



March 17. 

Westminster. 



2LEMBRANE 26. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of William Whitheved, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

To the sherift' of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Levere, who has no lands in the county except 
in fee tail to qualify him. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William Martell, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the bailiffs of Ipswich. Order to deliver by indenture to the 

collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth a certain boat and all 

the wool and wool-fells arrested by them as forfeit to the king. By C. 

The like to the following to deliver forfeited wool and fells to the said 

collectors, to wit: — ■ 

The bailiffs of Dunwich. 

The bailiffs of Eston. 

The bailiffs of Snetesham. 

The constable of Oreford castle. 

The constable of the town of Happesworth. 

The constable of the town of Eccles. 

The constable of the town of Baudreseye. 

William Spycer of Oreford. 

Alexander Fairman of Baudreseye. 

Richard de Rugham, supplying the place of the steward of Henry 

duke of Lancaster. 
The constable of the town of Reydon for such wool and fells and 
2 carts and 4 horses. 
Mandate to the collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth to 
receive the wool, fells, boat, carts and horses from the bailiflfs, constables 
and others. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Leicester. Order to 
cause William son and heir of Henry de Ferrariis and of Isabel his wife, 



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1354. 



March 18. 

Westininstci'. 



March 10. 

Westminster. 



March 22. 

Westminster. 



March 20. 

Westminster, 



March 3. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 26 — cant. 

tenants in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof Henry and Isabel 
were seised at their death, as William has proved his age before the 
escheator and the king has taken his homage for the same. 

Byp.s. [22356.] 
The like to the following, ' mutatis mutandis,' to wit: — 
John de Alveton, escheator in the county of Oxford. 
John de Swynnerton, escheator in the counties of Salop and Stafford. 
Walter Paries, escheator in the county of Northampton. 
John (]e Coggeshale, escheator in Essex, 
The like to the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland to deliver to the 
heir all the lands of which Henry and Isabel held at their death in their 
demesne as of fee in Ireland. 

Mandate to the chancellor of Ireland, by writs under the seal used in 
that land, to cause William to have seisin of all the lands whereof Henry 
and Isabel were seised at their deaths in their demesne as of fee in that 
land, and to deliver the issues thereof to him. 

To the admiral of the fleet towards the north, or to John de Haddon 
appointed to arrest ships in those parts for the king's service or to their 
deputies. Order to deliver to Thomas bishop of Durham, who is about to 
go to the next parliament to be held at Westminster, three of the ships 
arrested by them, in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne, Hertilpole or 
elsewhere where the bishop may please, for bringing his victuals to 
London. By K. 

\_Faidera.'\ 

To brother John Pavely, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England. Order to cause the bridge of the New Temple, London, by 
which the magnates and other lieges coming to the parliaments and councils 
at Westminster commonly cross, which the prior is bound to build and 
repair, as is said, to be repaired Avhere necessary, without delay. By C. 

[Ibid.] 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in Essex. Order to cause Thomas 
son and heir of Jolin Torel of Westthurrok, tenant in chief, to have seisin 
of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne 
as of fee, as Thomas has proved his age before the escheator, and the king 
has taken his homage. By p.s. [22360.] 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order to pay 
to Margery late the wife of William son of John de Heylyng, tenant in 
chief, what is in arrear to her of 20^. yearly from Wednesday before 
St. James last, and to pay her 20Z. yearly henceforth so long as the manor 
of Heylyng remains in the king's hand, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John during his life charged the 
said manor to William and Margery in 20L yearly, and they were seised 
of that rent for William's life, who died during John's lifetime, and after 
William's death Margery was seised of the rent during John's life and after 
his death she was seised of that rent by the hands of Joan, late Johns 
wife, who was enfeoffed of the said manor jointly with her husband, until 
the said Wednesday, on which day Joan died, by whose death the manor 
was taken into the king's hand. 

To the sherifl's of London. Order to cause two barrels of steel, which 
belonged to Hildebrand Suderman and were taken into the king's hand, to 
1)0 appraised by the oath of lawful men of that city and to deliver them to 
John de Colon[iaj for the king's use, so that he may answer fur them to 
the king at will. By K. 

Vacated because below. 



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1854. 

April 2. 

Westminbter. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 

To the taxers and collectors in Middlesex of the tenth and fifteen tli 
last granted by the community of the realm. Order to supersede the 
levying of the tenth and fifteenth of the goods of the hospital of St. Bar- 
tholomew Smythefeld, London, as the niastcu- and brethren and sisters of 
that hospital, by their petition before the king and his council in the last 
parliament held at Westminster, have besought the king to order them to 
be discharged of this tenth and fifteenth now current, as the hospital is 
founded for all the sick poor resorting thither, until they are healed, for 
pregnant women until they rise from childbed, and for the children born 
of them until the seventh year, if the women die in the hospital, and also 
for divers chantries and other alms, and it is so slenderly endowed with 
lands, rents and other possessions that the goods have hardly sufficed in 
past times for the maintenance of the master, brethren and sisters and the 
said charges, and the master and others have been discharged of 
tenths and fifteenths, ninths, wool, aids and other charges granted to 
Edward I the late and the present king, as is found by certificate of the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer. By pet of C. 



Membrane 25. 

April 3. To the sheriff and coroners in the county of Hertford. Whereas 

Westminster, Edward I, on learning from trustworthy testimony that it would be for 
his advantage and the security of the community of that county and for 
the discouragement of malefactors if a gaol in which prisoners could be 
placed and kept safely, should be made at Hertford in the place where 
it used anciently to be, granted to the men of that community that 
they might build a gaol there at their own cost, that malefactors should 
be kept there and that gaol delivery should be made therefrom as from the 
other gaols of the realm ; and now the king has learned from the men of 
that community that a gaol was so built by them at Hertford, and it has 
long been entirely ruined so that prisoners cannot be safely kept there, 
and all prisoners arrested in the county, for lack of safe custody, are sent 
out of the county to Colchester in Essex, not without great labour and 
expense to the community, to the damage of the community and the « 
danger of the escape of the felons, whereupon the king has been besought 
to provide a remedy ; the king therefore orders the sheriff" and coroners, if 
the community wishes to have a gaol, to take information with those 
whom they see fit for how much that gaol can be newly built or repaired, 
and to apportion and assess that sum which they find to be necessary 
among the men of community without delay, and to cause it to be 
levied of them and applied to the construction or repair of the gaol, as 
has been customary heretofore, so that all prisoners arrested in the county 
of Hertford may be kept in that gaol safely and delivered by the justices 
appointed for gaol delivery. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William atte Hegg of Shepedham, who is insufticiently 
qualified. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Pikeryng to be elected in place of Thomas de Uphalle, deceased. 

the counties of Cambridge and 



March 8. 

Westminster. 



April 8. 
Westminster. 



April 15. 
Westminster. 



To Guy Seintclere, escheator in 
Huntingdon. Order to take a simple seisin in the kin.2: s name in 
the manors of Barnton and Ikelyngton in co. 



Cambridge, 



and not to 



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2354. Membrane 25 — co7it. 

intermeddle further therewith or with the house of St. Michael, Cambridge, 
or with three other houses in that town by reason of the voidance of the house 
by the death of the last master there, permitting the scholars of the house 
to have the custody of the premises, restoring to them anything which he 
may have levied, as at the suit of the master and scholars of the said 
house, beseeching the king to provide for their security, as they lately 
acquired, and, hold, by the king's licence, the manor of Barnton and the 
advowson of Barnton church, which are held of the king as of the crown 
of England, and afterwards the manor of Ikelyngton, also held of the king 
as of the honour of Boulogne, by knight service, and the king has granted 
of his favour that the master and scholars may hold the said manors in 
every voidance of the house and receive the issues and profits thereof, 
as fully as the king would do, if the custody thereof in voidances were 
reserved to the king, without the king's ministers intermeddling 
therewith or with the said houses, rendering 30s. at the exchequer for each 
voidance, saving to the king the knights' fees and advowsons pertaining 
to the manor of Ikelyngton, and the king wishes a simple seisin to be taken 
in the form aforesaid at the beginning of each voidance. 

April 20. To Robert de Hadham, escheator in Middlesex. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with the bishopric of London or with the manors and 
goods pertaining thereto, which he took into the king's hand by reason of 
the death of Ralph the last bishop, but to permit the chapter of St. Paul's 
church, London, to have that custody after taking a simple seisin in the 
name of the king's royal lordship, in one of the manors of the bishopric, 
without taking fealty or acknowledgment from any tenant of the bishopric, 
delivering to the said chapter any issues received, saving to the king the 
knights' fees and advowsons of the bishopric and the custody of any lands 
and rents acquired by the bishops after the 19 December in the 11th year 
of the late king's reign, as on that day by a fine which the dean and 
chapter of St. Paul's made with the late king, he granted that they should 
have the custody of the bishopric and its temporalities in every voidance, 
saving to the king the fees and advowsons as aforesaid, and all escheats 
which might fall in during the voidance, so that they should be restored 
to the new bishop after his fealty, rendering 1,000^ for each voidance if 
it should endure for a whole year, and pro rata for a longer or shorter 
time, so that no escheator or other minister of the king should intermeddle 
with the bishopric or the manors or goods pertaining thereto, in time of 
a voidance, except to take a simple seisin in the form aforesaid at the 
beginning of each voidance. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

John de Coggeshale, escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. 

Simon de Cudynton, escheator in Surrey and Sussex. 

April 21. To the sheriflf of Cambridge. Order to pay to William marquis of 
Westminster. Juljers as earl of Cambridge, or to William Muschet, his attorney, 10^. for 
Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him and to the 
heirs of his body of 20/., to be received yearly of the issues of that county. 

To the same. Order to pay to John do Lisle 50 marks for Easter term 
last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 12 October in the 24th 
year of the reign of 100 marks to be received yearly of the issues of the 
counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon. 



^fKMIiRANE 24. 

March 18. To the keeper of the islands of Gerneseyo, Jereseye, Serk and Aureneye 
Westminster, now or for the time to be, or to him who supplies his place in the island of 



28 EDWARD III. 



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April 6. 
Westminster 



April 8. 

Westminster. 



April 11. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 24 — amt. 

Gerneseye. Order to amove the king's hand from the lands which belonged 
to Simon de Sancto Martino in the island of Gerneseye and not to inter- 
meddle further therewith, permitting Michael de Sancto Martino to enter 
them and to dispose freely thereof, as the king ordered John Mautravers, 
then keeper of those islands, or him who supplied his place in the island 
of Gerneseye and the bailitt' and jurats of that island to take diligent 
information and to certify him when and by whom those lands were taken 
into the king's hand, their owner, value, the next heir and his age, and 
they returned that it was found by inquisition that Simon held the office 
of the deanery of Gerneseye under the bishop of Coutances in Normandy, 
diocesan of the place, at the time when Thomas de Ferariis had the custody 
of the said islands by the king's commission, during certain truces then 
begun between the king and those of France, crossed to the parts of 
Normandy to restore that office to the bishop, his superior, by his order, 
and after he had crossed the truces were broken, whereby Simon could not 
return at will and by reason of his non return the said lands were seised 
into the king's hand by Thomas, and when Simon returned to the said 
island after the taking of the first truces, as the king's liege, Thomas, 
being informed thereupon, restored the said lands to him and Simon died 
seised thereof as of his fee and right, and after his death John Mautravers, 
then keeper of the islands, reseized the lands into the king's hand of his 
own will, without judgment or award of the jurats and without Simon's 
heirs being vouched thereto, and they are still in the king's hand, and 
together with a mill, now in ruins, they are worth 20.s. yearly as in money, 
rent of wheat and other incomings, and that Michael de Sancto Martino is 
Simon's kinsman and next heir and aged twentythree years and more, and 
now Michael has besought the king to cause the lands to be delivered to 
him as his right and inheritance. By K. and C. 

To Henry Picard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to Joan de Carrue 6 tuns of wine of the 
king's right prise in that port, for the present year, in accordance with 
the king's grant to her yearly during pleasure, which the king afterwards, 
on '22 April in the 14th year of the reign, granted to her for life, paying to 
the butler what he should pay in the king's name to the merchants from 
whom the wine is taken. 

To John de Weston, Richard de Causton, Richard de Preston and 
Richard de Wycombe, lately appointed to arrest all the goods and chattels 
and debts of merchants of the Hanse of Almain in London. Order to 
cause two barrels of steel which belonged to Hildebrand Suderman, 
merchant of the said Hanse, arrested by them by virtue of their 
commission, to be appraised and to deliver them to John de Colon[ia] for 
the king's use, so that he may answer therefor at the king's will. By K. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in Essex. Order to cause William 
son and heir of Henry de Ferariis to have seisin of the manor of Fayrstede 
in that county, delivering the issues thereof to him, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas de Ferariis held the 
said manor for life of Henry's demise, with reversion to Henry, and that 
the manor is held in chief as of the honour of Peverel, in the king's hand, 
by the service of one knight, and on 17 March last, Wilham havmg 
proved his age and his homage being taken, the king rendered to hnn all 
the lands of his inheritance, then in the king's hand by the death of Henry 
his father and of Isabel his mother. 



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1354. 

April 15. 

Westminster. 



April IG. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or 
to his attorney tiOZ. 8.s. 2|(/. for Easter term last, as, to support the honour 
of earl, the king granted to him 400L in that port, 150Z. in the port of 
Boston and 150/. in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, to be received yearly 
to himself and the heirs male of his body, by the hands of the collectors of 
customs m those ports, until certain lands which others then held for life, 
the reversion whereof was granted to the earl, should come into his hands, 
and on 26 July in the 21st year of the reign the king ordered that he 
should have livery of the castle, manor and town of Staunford and the 
manor and town of Grantham which John de Warenne, earl of Surrey, 
held for life, and on 26 November in the same year of the castle and manor 
of Okham co. Rutland and the shrievalty of that county which Hugh de 
Audele, earl of Gloucester, and Margaret his wife held for life of the king, 
to the value of 519^. 8.s. 6^^/. yearly, and the king granted that William 
should receive the remaining 180Z. 16s. 5M. yearly of the issues of the 
customs in the port of London. 

To the same. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, 
or to his attorney 37/. lis. for Easter term last, as the king similarly 
granted to him and to the heirs male of his body the reversion of the castle, 
manor and town of Staunford, and of the manor and town of Grantham 
CO. Lincoln, which John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, held for life, to the 
value of 225Z. 6.s. yearly, in part satisfaction of 1,000/. of land and rent with 
which the king promised to provide him, and ordered that he should have 
livery thereof, but afterwards Joan late the wife of the said earl of Surrey 
recovered against William before the justices of the Bench a third part of 
the manors of Staunford and Grantham, as her dower, as appears by the 
record and process of the recovery which the king caused to come before 
him into his chancery, and the said third part was delivered to Joan on 
Monday after the Invention of the Holy Cross in the 25th year of the reign, 
by the sheriff' of Lincoln, as he has certified in chancery, and the king 
wishes the earl to be recompensed for what has been so recovered out of 
his hands, which extends to 75/. 2.s. yearly, and has granted that he shall 
receive that sum yearly of the issues of the customs in the port of London 
until the third part comes into his hand by Joan's death. 

To the sheriff's of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton or to his attorney 100/. for Easter term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him and to the heirs male of his body of 200/. to 
be received yearly by him and the heirs male of his body of the ferm or 
issues of London, until certain lands which others hold for life, revert to 
his hands. 

The like to the sheriff of Essex to pay 50/. for the same term of 100/. 
granted to the earl of the issues of that county. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to the said earl or to his 
attorney 10/. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him of 20/. to bo received yearly of the ferm or issues of that county. 

MeiiiDiandiim that on 28 September the said earl had five other writs 
under the same form to pay him such fee for Michaelmas term. 

To Thomas de Berkele and his fellows, justices appointed to enquire 
concerning the excesses of labourers, Serjeants and artisans in the county of 
Gloucester and to John Tracy and his follows, collectors of the three vears' 
tenth and iifteenth for the present year in that county. Order to deliver 
4/. 16.S. 8^/. which are in arrear of the said tenth and fifteenth for the first 



28 EDWARD III. 



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1354. 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 24 — cotit. 

year, to John Savage and his fellows, collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in 
that county for the first year, of the issues of the extracts of tines, redemptions, 
amercements and issues of labourers, Serjeants and artisans in that county, 
so that answer may be made to the king for the said tenth and fifteenth 
entire. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon John de Sutton of Essex for finding men at arms, 
hobelers or archers for the king's passage or for paying any sums of money 
for that cause, as John was appointed, with other lieges, to keep the 
maritime land in the county of Essex, in the 20th year of the reign at the 
time of the king's passage to parts beyond the sea, when he landed at 
Hogges in Normandy with his army, and he stayed upon that custody 
during all the time that the king was in parts beyond the sea and while 
the custody of that land was made, with his household and all his posse, 
as the king has learned by trustworthy testimony. 



April 16. 
Westminster. 



May 16. 

Westminster. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 

May 1. 

Westminster. 

May 12. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 23. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to Nicholas de Lovayne and to 
Margaret his wife, late the wife of John de Pulteneye, a third part of 100 
marks yearly of that city as her dower, and to pay the remaining two parts 
to them as nearest to John's heir, for the heir's use, as it is found by 
an inquisition taken after the death of John de Pulteneye by John 
Lovekyn, sometime mayor of London and escheator there, that John de 
Pulteneye at his death had a yearly rent of 100 marks which the king 
granted to him and his heirs male, to wit 50 marks of Queenhithe and 
26 marks of the ferm of the city, and that William, John's son, is his next 
heir and was aged nine years on 20 March in the 21th year of the reign, 
and it appears by inspection of the letters patent that the king granted the 
100 marks to John and his heirs male as aforesaid. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Warwick. Order 
to take the fealty of John Wychard son of Thomas Wychard in accord- 
ance with the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents and to 
deliver to him a messuage and 2 virgates of land in Conyngeston in 
that county together with the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas held the said messuage and 
land in chief in his demesne as of fee at his death by the service of saying 
five times a day the Fatcr iioster and Ace Maria for the souls of the king's 
progenitors, kings of England, and for the souls of all the faithful departed, 
and that John is his next heir and was aged ten years at Christmas last. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert Fynk, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sherifl" of Middlesex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Richard Broune, who is insufficiently qualified. 

, and Henry de Haydok clerk. 
Trinity, Lucerne, an alien, in 
John de Goseden, the king's 
kinii granted the lands of the 
Compton and Welegh in that 
reason of the war with the 
said war, Avithout 



To Michael de Namchal, prior of Arundel 
fermors of the lands of the abbot of Holy 
the county of Sussex. Order to deliver to 
yeoman, the said lands, as on 7 May last the 
said abbot in the towns of Northmundham, 
county, which are in the king's hand by 
adversaries of France, to hold during the 
anything to the king therefor. 



rendering 



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1354. 

May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 1. 

Westminster. 



May 2. 

Westminster. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 23*/ — cont. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
Order to pay to William de la Pole 130 marks for Whitsun term last, as 
on 27 September in the 13th year of the reign the king granted by charter 
to William to maintain the estate of banneret, that the king would provide 
him with 500 marks of land or rent yearly in England, and the king 
granted to him certain lands to the value of 210 marks yearly in part 
satisfaction thereof, desiring that he should receive the remaining 260 
marks of the issues of the customs in that port. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause the prior of Tonebrigg to have 
seisin of a messuage and a moiety of an acre of land in Speldherst which 
John Leggy held who was outlawed for felony, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that the said messuage and land 
have been in the king's hand for a year and a day, that John held them of 
the prior, and that John de Frenyngham, late sheriff of that county, had 
the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the king. 

To John de Weston, Richard de Causton, Richard de Preston and 
Richard de Wycombe, appointed to arrest all the goods and chattels and 
debts of merchants of the Hanse of Almain in the city of London. Order 
to deliver by indenture, to John de Colon [ia], the king's yeoman, the goods 
and chattels which belonged to Hildebrand Suderman, arrested by them, 
informing the king of the quantity of the said goods and of the value at 
which they were heretofore appraised, as John has mainperned to answer 
at will for such value. By K. and C. 

To Guy de Seint Cler, escheator in the county of Cambridge. Order to 
resume into the king's hand a rent of 16Z. of Nicholas Damory and Eleanor 
his wife, in Fulbourn, and to restore it without delay to Nicholas and 
Eleanor, as the king ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken 
that rent into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had so 
taken it because it was found by inqiiisition of his office that Alan la 
Zouche at his death was seised of that rent in his demesne as of fee, by 
reason of the minority of Hugh, his son and heir, in the king's wardship, 
and he delivered the rent to John de Bello Campo, to whom the king 
committed the custody of the lands Avhich are of the inheritance of the 
said heir, to hold until he should come of age, and Nicholas and Eleanor 
assert that the said rent is parcel of the manor of Fulbourn, in which 
Eleanor was jointly enfeoffed with Alan, formerly her husband, and on 
12 December in the 20th year of the reign, on its being found by inquisition 
that Alan held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that county at his 
death, but that he held the said manor jointly with Eleanor, to themselves 
and the heirs of their bodies, of the gift and enfeofl'ment of Nicholas Kebe, 
vicar of Swaveseye church, and of John Kebe his brother, the king ordered 
John Dengayn, then escheator in that county, not to intermeddle further 
with that manor, delivering the issues thereof to Eleanor, and it is not right 
that anyone should be ousted from his free tenement without answer. 



Membrane 22. 

May 8. To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to 

Westminster, deliver the manor of Tibenham, co. Norfolk, and G2«. 5hl. yearly rent of 

a fourth part of the manor of Bokenham in the same county, to ^fargnret, 

late the wife of John de Orreby, tenant in chief, as of the lands which 

belonged to John and which were taken into the king's hand by reason of 



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J354 Membrane 22 — cont. 

the minority of Joan, his daughter and heir, the king has assigned to 
Margaret, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without his licence, 
the said manor, extended at 20^. 11n. Q\iI. yearly, and the said rent, to hold 
in dower. 

May 10. To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order to 

Westminster, ^.^j^g j^j^g fealty of Margaret late the wife of John de Orreby in accordance 
with the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with 
the manors of Candeleshy, Boston, Dalby and Toft in the parish of Witham, 
or with 52 acres of wood in Tateshale and Stikeswold, or with the advowson 
of Candelesby church, delivering to her the issues of the said manors and 
wood without delay, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in 
that bailiwick, but that he held there the manors of Candelesby, Boston, 
Dalby and Toft, the said wood and advowson jointly with Margaret, to wit 
the manors of Candelesby, Boston and Toft, the wood and advowson to 
themselves and the heirs of John's body, and the manor of Dalby to John 
and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies, by the king's licence, and that 
the manors of Candelesby and Boston, the wood and advowson are held in 
chief by homage and fealty, and the manors of Dalby and Toft are held of 
another than the king. 



'o* 



To John de Coggeshale, escheator in Essex. The like order, ' mutatis 
mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John de Orreby at his death held the manors of Dansey and Bradewell 
near Tillyngham and 3 messuages, 120 acres of land, 15 acres of meadow, 
200 acres of marsh and 40s. rent in Bradewell beyond the said manor of 
Bradewell, and certain lands in the said town of Tillyngham jointly with 
Margaret his wife, of the grant of William de Synythwayt knight, Richard 
parson of Candelesby church and Robert de Wyclif, to hold to themselves 
and John's heirs, and that the manor of Danseye is held in chief as of the 
honour of Dover by the services of rendering 5.s. to the ward of Dover 
castle at the end of every twenty weeks, and the manor of Bradewell and 
all the other said lands are held of others than the king, and he has taken 
Margaret's fealty for the manor of Dansey. 

To Peter de Nuttle, escheator in the county of York. Like order, 
'mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition that John held 
the manor of Westwitton and a third part of the manor of Hundmanby 
jointly with Margaret his wife, to themselves and the heirs of their bodies, 
and that the said third part is held in chief as of the crown, by knight 
service, and the said manor of Westwitton is held of another than the 
king, and he has taken Margaret's fealty for the third part. 

To Guy de Seintcler, escheator in the county of Cambridge. Like order, 
' mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition that John hekl a 
manor in Iselham jointly with Margaret his wife, of the grant of William 
de Synythwayt knight, Richard parson of Candelesby church and Robert 
de Wyclif, to themselves and the heirs of John's body, and that the manor 
is held of another than the king. 

To John Waleys, escheator in the county of Derby. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor of Dronfeld and the- advowson of the church 
of that manor, delivering the issues thereof to Margaret late the wife of 
John de Orreby, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John at his death held the said manor and advowson jointly with 
Margaret of the grant of Thomas de Synythwait, late parson of Haukeswell 

273 ^ 



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1354. 



May 30. 
Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 

church, William de Synythwayt knight, and Richard parson of Candelesby 
church, to hold to themselves and the heirs of John's body by the king's 
licence, and that the manor and advowson are held in chief by knight service, 
and the king has taken Margaret's fealty. 

To Richard de Brugge, escheator in the county of Hereford and the 
adjacent march of Wales. Order to cause Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl 
of March, to have seisin of the castles and lordship of Blanleveny and 
Bulkedenas, as the judgment by which Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wiggemore, 
late earl of March, was adjudged to death and disinherited has been revoked 
in the last parliament as erroneous and without due process, whereby it has 
been decided by the prelates and magnates that Koger de Mortuo Mari, 
kinsman and heir of the said earl, shall be restored to the name of earl of 
March and to the estate which his said grandfather held before he was 
taken or adjudged as if no judgment had been rendered against him, and 
by inquisition taken by the escheator it is found that Roger the grand- 
father at his death held the said castles and lordship in his demesne as of 
fee in chief by the service of one knight's fee and that Roger, the present 
earl, is his kinsimm and next heir and of full age, and the king wishes that 
judgment to have efiect although the said castles and lordship have been 
taken into the king's hand by process against Richard Talbot, who held 
them under a certain form by the king's grant. By p.s. [22486.] 

To John de Haveryngton of Farleton and his fellows, justices appointed 
to hear and determine divers trespasses in the woods and parks of the lands 
which belonged to William de Coucy, in the king's hand in Westmor- 
land. Order to permit Adam de Ursewyk, the king's yeoman, to receive 
and enjoy the profits pertaining to the bailiwick of the forestership of 
Troutebek in Kendale, which forestership is of the appurtenances of the 
said lands, if they find by inquisition or otherwise that the forestership of 
Kendale is the same bailiwick as was granted to Adam by name of the 
bailiwick of the forestership of Troutebek in Kendale, as on 4 December 
in the 18th year of the reign the king granted to Adam the said 
bailiwick of the forestership of Troutebek, to hold for life, receiving such 
fees and wages as others have been wont to receive in that bailiwick, and 
afterwards the king appointed certain lieges to take an inquisition upon the 
matter, by which it is found that Richard de Derlay and Richard de 
Berwyk and other chief foresters of that forestership, predecessors of Adam, 
received the following profits and fees, to wit: bark, dead wood and stallage 
of the old park of the Bradewode and of a moiety of the Brendwod, two 
cart-horses with their issue for three years in the park of Troutebek called 
' le Loukhou,' one acre of meadow near le Halle of Trutebek, Id. for 
each tally of liberate for all beasts agisted in the said places, a robe and 
20.S. yearly or a tenement in the forest of Kendflle to the value of 40^■. yearly 
and all cinders in the forest as pertaining to the office of the forestership 
of Kendale. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



2)[EMBRANE 21. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to John de Coupeland or to Robert Wondout his 
attorney 95/. 2.s. 7i'/. for Easter term last, as in consideration of his action 
at the battle of Durham, where he took David de Bruys, self-styled king of 
Scotland, and delivered him to the king, ho created John a banneret and 
granted him and his heirs 500/. to be received yearly to maintain that 



28 EDWARD III. 



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1354. 



May 6. 

Westminster. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



May 20. 

VV^estminster. 



Membrane 21 — cant. 

estate, to wit, 400/. of the issues of the customs in that port and lOOZ. of 
the issues of the customs in the port of Berwick-upon-Tweed, until the 
king should provide him with 500Z. of land or rent yearly, and to give effect 
to that grant the king gave him the manor of Coghull co. York, a moiety 
of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale with its members and appurtenances 
in Westmorland and Cumberland, and a moiety of the manor of Ulreston 
CO. Lancaster, which belonged to William de Coucy, and escheated to 
the king after his death, to the yearly value of 231Z. tis. d^d., in part 
satisfaction of the 5001. of land and rent, saving to the king the park and 
several wood upon le Bradewode, the wood in the island of Wynandermere, 
a moiety of the wood called Richemerfeld, of the wood of Crosthwayt 
called Brendewode, and of the wood of Aynerholm, and the knights' fees 
and advowsons pertaining to the said manor and moieties, until further 
order, and the king granted to John the manors of Morholm, Warton, 
Carneford and Lyndeheved co. Lancaster, which belonged to the said 
William and escheated to the king after his death, to hold at will, at ferm, 
to the value of 181. 5s. lid. yearly, in part satisfaction of the 500/. of land 
and rent, and the king has granted that John shall receive the remaining 
190/. 5s. 3f(/. of the issues of the customs in the port of London. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 
to pay to John de Coupeland 50/. for Easter term last, in accordance with 
the king's grant to him on 20 January in the 20th year of the reign for his 
stay with the king with tAventy men at arms, of 100/. to be received yearly 
for life of the issues of the customs in that port. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Walter Whithors, the king's 
yeoman, what is in arrear to him from 15 May in the 17th year of the reign 
of such wages as Hugh Treganoun deceased used to receive for the custody 
of the water of Fosse, and to pay him such wages henceforth, as on the 
said day the king granted that custody to Walter to hold for life, in the 
same manner as Hugh held it, receiving the like wages. 

To the collectors of the ancient custom in the port of Kyngeston upon 
Hull. Order to pay to Tideman de Lymbergh 25/. for Easter term last of 
the 50/. which the king granted to him and to John atte Wolde, now 
deceased. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay to Elizabeth late the wife of 
William de Sancto Omero 12/. 10s. for Easter term last, as the king 
granted to William and Elizabeth 25/. to be received yearly at the 
exchequer for their lives, and afterwards on 15 December in the 24th year 
of the reign, because Elizabeth surrendered the previous letters patent to 
chancery to be cancelled, the king granted that she should receive the 25/. 
yearly of the issues of that county, for life. 

To the collectors of customs and subeidies in the port of London. Order 
to pay to William Hayl of Bristol or to his attorney, 10/., endorsing the 
king's letters patent to him with the sums so paid ; and when full payment 
has been made to receive those letters to be taken by them to the receipt of 
the exchequer, as the king lately ordered John Malewayn, then receiver of the 
customs and subsidies, and the collectors of the same in the port of Bristol, 
to cause allowance to be made to William of 20.s. on every sack of the wool 
of himself and others taken from the port of Bri.stol, of the issues of the 
customs and subsidies, until he should be satisfied for 100s. of 10/. lent by 
him to the king, which the king agreed to pay him in two years, and 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer have certified in chancery by the 
king's order that it is not found by inspection of the rolls and memoranda 
of the exchequer that William received anything of the said 100s. 



20 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 

May 30. 

Westminster. 



•Tuly 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

To the collectors of the customs and subsidies in the port of London. 
Order to pay to John do Foryate of Shrewsbury or to his attorney, 15 
marks, endorsing the letters patent to him with the sums so paid, and 
when full payment has been made to receive those letters patent, to be 
taken by them to the receipt of the exchequer in the king's discharge, as by 
a certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, sent into chancery, 
it is found that John has been satisfied for 5 marks of a sum of 20 marks 
lent by him to the king, who agreed that he should receive that sum upon 
the issues of the customs and subsidies in two years, by the hands of John 
Malewayn, late receiver of the customs and subsidies, by his account 
rendered at the exchequer. 

The following have like writs to wit : — 

William Swon of Lewes, who was satisfied in the port of Chichester 
for 50s. of 101., for the remaining 7/. 10s. in the port of Loudon. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 16. 
Westminster. 



May 16. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 20. 

To John de Swynnerton, cscheator in the county of Salop. Order to 
cause Thomas son and heir of John de Berewyk, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his 
demesne as of fee, as Thomas has proved his age before the escheator, and 
for ^ mark which he has paid to the king, and because he is so weak that 
ho cannot come in person to make his homage, the king has given him 
respite of his homage until the king's arrival in those parts, and has 
rendered those lands to him. 

The half mark has been imid in the hanaper. 

To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to direct all the king's ministers in 
Ireland by writs under the seal of Ireland to cause Roger de Cuylly, son 
and heir of Hugh de Cuylly, who held by knight service of Lionel earl 
of Ulster, the king's son, a minor in the king's wardship, to have seisin of 
all the lands which Hugh held at his death in demesne as of fee in that 
land, as Roger has proved his age before John de Wyndesore, escheator in 
the county of Warwick, and the king has taken his fealty for all the lands 
which Hugh held of the said earl, and has rendered them to him. 

To GeoliVey de Say, John de Molyns, John de Leukenore, William de 
Notion, Thomas de Ingelby, John Knyvet, Ed[mund] Chelrei, John 
Claymond and Richard Plunket, justices appointed to hear and determine 
divers treasons, felonies, trespasses, conspiracies, extortions, oppressions, 
frauds and excesses committed against the king and Queen Philippa in 
Kent, Surrey, Sussex and divers other counties. Order to supersede the 
exigents against Richard de Cressevill, parson of Rolvynden church, by 
whatever name he is called, as on 11 November last the king ordered the 
sheriffs of the said counties to supersede the exigents against Richard by a 
mainprise, as he was placed in exigent in those counties to be outlawed 
because he did not come before those justices to answer for certain felonies, 
trespas.ses and excesses for which he was indicted before them, and although 
Richard was on Thursday before the Purification last taken and imprisoned 
in the Tower of London, whore he is now detained, as the king is fully 
informed, yet the justices cause him to bo exacted in the said counties, and 
have directed that his goods and chattels should be taken into the king's 
hand as forfeit, conti'ary to the law and custom of England, as the king is 
informed on behalf of Richard. ^ By C. 



28 EDWARD III. 



21 



1354. 

May 30. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cant. 



n-j 



June 6. 
Westminster. 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



To John de Alveton, escheator in the county of Oxford. Order not to 
intermeddle fiu'ther with the manor of Asthalle in that county, delivering 
the issues thereof to Elizal)eth late the wife of Ed[mund| de Cornewaill, 
as the king has learned hy inquisition taken by the escheator that ]<Almund, 
at his death, held the said manor jointly with Elizabeth, and that the manor 
is held of another than the king. 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Salop and the 
adjacent march of Wales. Order to take the fealty of Elizabeth late 
the wife of Edmund de Cornewaill, in accordance with the form of a 
schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with the manor of 
Kynlet, a moiety of the town of Worthyn in that county and Overgorthorc 
and Banghaltre in the march of Wales, which were taken into the king's 
hand by Edmund's death, delivering the issues thereof to her, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Edmund at his death 
held the said manor, moiety and lands of Elizabeth's inheritance, and that 
the manor is held in chief by homage and fealty, and the said moiety and 
Overgorthore and Banghaltre likewise in chief as parcel of the barony of 
Caus. 

To Richard de Brugge, escheator in the county of Hereford. Similar 
order not to intermeddle further with a moiety of the manor of Ashton in 
that county, as the king has learned by inquisition that Edmund held the 
said moiety of the inheritance of his wife, and that it is held of another 
than the king. 

To John Walssh and his fellows, appointed to inspect ships crossing out 
of England. Order to dearrest the wool laded in a ship of John Rose of 
Lescluses, and the said ship, and to permit James Moye, Elizabeth Rose 
and William Gauntz and the master of the ship to cross whither they wish 
with the ship and wool, and to keep until further order two packs of Thomas 
de Oxenford of London in which is coketted cloth without grain and certain 
other not coketted cloth and wool-fells were found rolled, Avith all the things 
found therein, certifying the king of the contents in chancery, as Jfimes, 
Elizabeth and Williain have shown the king that whereas they laded 
16 sacks ±7 cloves in 10 sarplars, 10^ cloves in a pocket, and 15 sacks 
18^ cloves in <J sarplars respectively in the said ship in the port of 
London, to be taken to Flanders, and paid the custom due thereon, as may 
fully appear by letters patent under the coket seal, yet John and his 
fellows have arrested that ship with the goods found therein because the 
said two packs of Thomas Avere found in the ship at Gravesend uncoketted 
and uncustomed, Avherefore James, Elizabeth and "William and the 
master have besought the king to order the ship and wool to be dearrested 
and delivered to them, as Thomas is not of their fellowship and at 
the time of the placing of the packs in the ship and afterwards before the 
scrutiny they did not know that there was anything therein except by his 
assertion that they did not contain anything customable except the cloth 
coketted, and James, Elizabeth, William and the master of the ship have 
shown the said letters of coket before the king, and have taken oath that 
Thomas is not of their fellowship and that they did not know that the packs 
contained any customable goods except the said coketted cloth. By C. 

The like, ' mutatis iinitaiKlis,' to the collectors of customs in the port of 
London. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, liides and wool-fells in the port 
of Boston. Order to pay to Ralph earl of Stafford 250 marks for Easter 
term last, as the king lately granted to him by charter, for his stay with 



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1354 



June 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

the king for life with a hundred men at arms in times of war and of peace, 
1000 marks, to be received yearly for life in that port and in the port of 
London, so that he should not stay in the retinue of any one but the king. 
The like to the collectors of such customs in the port of London, to pay 
250 marks to the earl for that term. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Notification that for the reputa- 
tion of that city and at the request of the mayor, shcrijffs and other citizens, 
the king wishes that the Serjeants deputed to bear maces in that city shall 
bear them gilt or of silver and adorned with the arms of the king or others 
within the city and its suburbs, in the county of Middlesex and in other 
places pertaining to the liberty of the city, as well as without the city when 
meeting the king, the queen mother, the queen consort or their children 
when they go to that city or depart thence, and in the presence of the king, 
the said queens and children when the mayor and aldermen of the city come 
to the king with or without command or notice, and whenever any of the 
said Serjeants are sent to foreign places without the city, to execute their 
office, by the king's order, they shall bear their maces publicly going and 
returning as the king's own Serjeants at arms do, when present at his side, 
notwithstanding any order or ordinance to the contrary. By K. 

Et erat imtens. 



April 30. 
Westminster. 



May 1. 

Westminster 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



April 80. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 19. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
John dc Doncastre or to Robert de Lincoln, clerk, his attorney, 50 marks 
for Michaelmas and Easter terms last, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him on 27 September in the 26th year of the reign of 60 marks to be 
received yearly for life of the issues of the customs in that port. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to brother John de 
Gloucestre, abbot of St. Mary de Graciis near the Tower of London, 10/. 
for Easter term last, as brother Walter de Sancta Cruce the late abbot of 
Geroudon, of the Cistercian order, came to the king's free chapel of St. Mary 
aforesaid newly founded by the king, at his request, to stay there and preside 
over the convent of monks to be established in that chapel, and on 24 March 
in the 24th year of the reign the king granted to the said president 20/. to 
be received yearly at the exchequer in aid of the maintenance of himself and 
the said monks, until the king should ordain otherwise. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas de la 
Despense \0l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him made S March in the 14th year of the reign of 20/. to be received yearly 
for life of tlio issues of those counties, in recompense for 20/. of land yearly 
of the lands which belonged to William de Bredon in the county of Derby, 
granted to him by the late king, which was restored to William with the 
assent of parliament. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to 
Thomas do Bello Campo carl of Warwick, or to his attorney, 250 marks for 
Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 1000 
marks to be received yearly for life, upon the issuesof the customs in that 
port and the ports of Lonn and Boston, and as the passage of wool in the 
port of Lenn is not held at present the king wishes the earl to be satisfied 
for the 1000 marks in the ports of London and Boston by equal portions. 

The like to tho collectors of customs in the port of Boston to pay 250 
marks to the carl for the said term. 



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23 



J354. 

June 1. 
Westminster. 



May IS. 

Westminster. 



May 16. 

Westminster . 



May 16. 

Westminster. 



May U. 

Westminster. 



May 21. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
Queen Isabel or to her attorney 250/. for Easter term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to her of 15001. to be received yearly for life in equal 
portions of the customs in the said port and in the ports of London and 
Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The like to the following, to wit: — 

The collectors of customs in the port of London. 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

To William de Apulderfeld, escheator in Kent. Order not to distrain 
James Lapyn son of Lapinus Roger for his homage for the manor of 
Estluille in that county, as the king has taken his homage for that manor 
which is held in chief, and which James holds to himself and the heirs of 
his body of his purchase, by the king's licence. By p.s. [22415.] 

To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to direct all the king's ministers in 
that land by writ under the seal of Ireland to cause Roger de Cuylly son 
and heir of Hugh de Cuylly, who held by knight service of Lionel earl of 
Ulster, the king's son, a minor in the king's wardship, to have seisin of all 
the lands whereof Hugh was seised in his demesne as of fee in that land at 
his death, as Roger has proved his age before John de Wyndesore, 
escheator in the county of Warwick, and the king has taken his fealty for 
the lands aforesaid and has rendered them to him. 

To Thomas de Brewes, keeper of the Forest this side Trent or to him 
who supplies his place in the forest of Rokyngham. Order to bail Robert 
Hod, imprisoned at Rokyngham for trespass of vert and venison in the 
forest of Rokyngham, if he shall find twelve mainpernors of that bailiwick 
who will undertake to have him before the justices next in eyre for pleas of 
the Forest in the county of Northampton, to stand to right for the said 
trespass, if he is repleviable according to the assize of the Forest. 

To the bishop of Durham. Order to cause Roger son of Robert de 
Clift'ord, brother and heir of Robert, son and heir of the said Robert de 
Clifford, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands in the liberty of 
Durham which were taken into the king's hands by the death of his father 
and by reason of the minority of his brother (who died during his nonage), 
as although Roger has not yet attained full age, the king has rendered to 
him all the lands of his inheritance, except the knights' fees and advowsons 
pertaniing to those lands, which the king wishes to remain in his hand until 
Roger has proved his age and done his homage. By K. 

The like to Hugh de Louthre, escheator in Cumberland and West- 
morland, to deliver to Roger the lands of his inheritance except the knights' 
fees and advowsons. 

Mandate to the chancellor of Ireland to direct all the king's ministers in 
Ireland by writs under the seal of Ireland to cause Roger to have seisin of 
all the said lands there except the fees and advowsons. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
prior of St. Martin's, Dover, of the sums exacted of him for the two years' 
tenth last granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury, and to dis- 
charge the collectors of that tenth, as in the grant of the tenth conditions 
are inserted, to wit, that nothing shall be exacted of the insufficient and of 
those who are not able to support the charges of their benefices through 
poverty, and that the certificates of the ordinaries shall stand for such 
insufficiency and full confidence shall be placed therem, and it is found by 
the certificate of S. archbishop of Canterbury made in chancery and sent to 
the Exchequer under the half seal {sub pede sigilli) that the priory of 
St. Martin's is so poor that it does not suffice in these days for the food and 
clothing of the ministers serving God there.. 



24 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 



Membrane 18. 



May 30. To John tie Wyndesore, escheator in the counties of Warwick and 

Westminster. Leicester. Order not to intermeddle further with the tenements taken into 
the king's hand hy the death of John de Segrave, delivering the issues 
thereof to Walter dc Mauny and Margaret his wife late John's wife, as the 
king has learned by inquisitions take}i by the escheator that John at his 
death held the manoi's of Alspathe, Flekenho and Thurleston co. AVarwick 
and the manors of Segrave, Silby, Mounsorel, Dalby C'hacombe and Overton 
and ;]0 messuages, 30 virgates of land and lOO.s. rent in Cotes, Thirneby, 
Smethesby, Wymondeswold, Houby, Thorp Sechevill, Twyford, Thur- 
maston. Thorp Busard and Melton and the bailiwick of the hundred of 
Gosecote and the advowsons of the churches of Segrave, Silby and 
Keggeworth co. Leicester, jointly with Margaret, by a fine levied in the 
king's court, and that the bailiwick of the said hundred is held in chief by 
the service of 100s. yearly, and all the manors, messuages, land, rent and 
advowsons aforesaid are held of others than the king, and the king has 
taken Walter's fealty for the said bailiwick. 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Salop. Like order, 
'mutatis VI ittiind is,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John de Segrave at his death held the manors of Stottesdon 
and Kyngeswode in that county, except a twentieth part of the manor of 
Stottesdon jointly with Margaret. 

To John W^aleys, escheator in the county of Derby. Like order, 'iinitatis 
iniitaudis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John de Segrave at his death held the castle of Bretteby, the manors 
of Roslaston and Cotum and a sixteenth part of the manor of Repyngdon 
in that county, jointly with Margaret, and that the manor of Cotum is held 
in chief by knight service and the said castle, the manor of Roslaston and 
the sixteenth part of the manor of Repyngdon are held of others than the 
king. 

To Guy de Seintcler, escheator in the counties of Cambridge and 
Huntingdon. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by 
inquisition, etc. that John at his death held the manor of Fennystanton 
CO. Huntingdon except a twentieth part thereof, and 18/. rent in Wysebech 
and Chatorice, co. Cambridge, jointly with Margaret, and that the manor is 
held in chief by knight service and the rent is held of another than the 
king. 

To W' alter Paries, escheator in the county of Northampton. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the castle and manor of Barton Segrave or 
10 acres of wood in Boughton in that county, delivering the issues" thereof 
to Walter de Mauny and ]\Iargarct his wife, late the wife of John de 
Segrave, as the king has learned by inquisition etc., but that John at his 
death held the said castle, manor and wood jointly with Margaret and that 
they arc held of another than the king. 

To Peter de Nuttle, escheator in the county of York. Like order, 
' wutntis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by Miles 
de Stapelton, late escheator in that county, that John de Segrave at his 
death held a certain yearly rent of 14/. lO.s-. arising from divers lands in 
Tikhill, J'.aggele, Frethebek, Odesthorp, Lettewoll, Langold, Thwayt, 
Gildanwoll, Wallandwell, Wodesetes, Dynyngton and Stone in that county, 
jomtly with Margaret his wife, and tliat the said rent is held of Queen 
Phihppa as of the honour of Tikhill, in her hand. 



28 EDWARD III. 



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1354. 



June IG. 

Westminster. 



June 6. 

Westminster. 



June 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To Gerard de Braybrok, escheator in the county of Buckingham. Like 
order, ' inutath niiifcoidis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that John de Segrave at his death held the manor of Penne 
and a carucate of land in Smethemere in that county, jointly with Margaret, 
and that the manor and land are held of others than the king. 

To lieo do Perton, escheator in the county of Worcester. Like order, 
' inntatis nnttandi^,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John de Segrave at his death held the manor of Northpidele 
in that county jointly with Margaret, and that the said manor is held of 
another than the king. 

To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in Suffolk. Like order, ' mutatia 
)iiittan(Us,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John de Segrave at his death held the manor of Pesenhale in that county 
jointly with Margaret, and that it is held of another than the king. 

To the same. Order to take the fealty of Joan late the wife of William 
de Criketot knight, in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed, 
and not to intermeddle further with the tenements taken i)ito the king's 
hand by William's death, delivering the issues thereof to Joan, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William at his death 
held the manors of Asshefeld and Ouisden and the advowson of the church 
of the manor of Ouisden and 2 messuages, 2 carucates of land, 20 acres of 
meadow, 40 acres of pasture, 200 acres of wood and (il. rent in Great 
Asshefeld, Little Asshefeld, Badewell, Hunterston and Walsham, in that 
county, jointly with Joan, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the 
said manors and advowson are held in chief by knight service, and the 
messuages, land, meadow, pasture, wood and rent are held of others than 
the king. 

To the same escheator. Order to assign dower to Joan late the wife of 
William de Criketot, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to her 
husband at his death, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without 
the king's licence. 

To J. archbishop of Dublin, chancellor of Ireland. Order to direct all 
the king's ministers of Ireland by writs under the seal used in that land to 
deliver to Edward de Monte Acuto all the lands of his late wife's inheritance 
in Ireland, together with the issues thereof, as on 10 February in the 26th 
year of the reign the king ordered that all the lands which Edward holds 
by the courtesy of England after the death of Alice his wife, one of the 
daughters and heirs of Thomas earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, 
and which were taken into the king's hand after her death, should be 
delivered to him together with the issues thereof, the king having 
previously taken his homage due by reason of his issue by Alice. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to pay to William de 
Stretford 121. by indenture for the wages of eight carpenters and eight 
masons for thirty days, whom the king has appointed him by letters patent 
to choose in those counties for the works in his castle of Gynes, and to take 
them to that castle to stay there on those works at the king's wages. 

ByK. 



]\[EMBnAyE 17. 

June 22. To John de Wynton, escheator in the county of Southampton. Order not 

Westminster, to intermeddle further with the tenements taken into the king's hand by 

the death of Valentine de Beek, delivering the issues thereof to Alesia late 



2fi 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



J354. 



Juno 8. 
Westminster. 



June 12. 

Westminster. 



Juno 28. 
Westminster. 



May 20. 
Westminster 



July 4. 

Westminster, 



July 22. 
We.'itminster, 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

his wife, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Valentino at his death held the manor of Wodecote, the bailiwick 
of the custody of Winchester gaol, a messuage and 6 acres of land in 
Bromden, a messuage and a carucate of land in Winchester and a carucate 
of land and a moiety of a messuage in Spersholt near Winchester jointly 
with Alesia, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the said manor is 
held in chief by the service of keeping the said bailiwick, and all the other 
lands are held of others than the king. 

To Henry Pycard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of London. Order to deliver to the abbot and monks of St. Peter's, 
Westminster, for the morrow of St. Botulf next, a tun of wine of the king's 
prise of London or of the other wines of the king's household, in accordance 
with a charter of Henry III to them, confirmed by the present king, towards 
the celebration of divine service in their church. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the wax about the 
body of Edward I, buried in the monastery of Westminster, to be renewed 
with the king's money as has hitherto been done. [Fccdera.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
brother Baldwin de Spynale, prior of Lappeleye, an alien to whom the 
king committed the custody of his priory to hold during the war with 
France, rendering 20 marks yearly at the exchequer, of 10 marks for his said 
form for Easter term last, as he is impoverished by a sudden burning at 
the priory so that he has nothing to maintain his estate or wherewith to 
answer for the said form as the king is informed, wherefore the king of his 
favour has pardoned him for the said term. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order to 
deliver to Gilbert now bishop of Carlisle, without delay, 20 oxen and 
4 plough horses which the escheator took into the king's hand after the 
death of John the last bishop in the manor of Horncastre, as Ralph late 
bishop of Carlisle, that his successors might find provision for agriculture 
and other small instruments on their arrival, bequeathed in his will that 
in his manor of Horncastre 20 oxen and 4 plough cattle should.be delivered 
under indenture by his executors to the king's escheators in the king's 
name, on the voidance of the see of Carlisle, at a price arranged, so that 
the king should be bound to make restitution of the premises or to pay the 
price thereof to the bishop, when created and canonically confirmed, and 
Edward I confirmed the said ordinance. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to Richard de Wilughby, 
one of the justices appointed to hear and determine divers felonies and 
trespasses in that county and in Somerset, lO.s. a day for his wages, to wit 
for three days travelling from London to the said counties, three days 
returning and for every day spent by him in attendance on the premises, 
of the issues of the extracts of his session there. 

The like to the sheriff of Somerset for William de Notton, one of the said 
justices, for lialf a mark a day for his wages for the same time. 

To the collectors of the customs and subsidies in the port of London. 
Order to take the 2500/. which Bernard Ezii, lord of Albret {tie Lchrrto) 
ought to receive of those customs and subsidies for the 26th and 27th years 
of the reign and for Easter term last to the receipt of the exchequer, 
without delay, to be delivered to the treasurer and chamberlains there, in 
recompeuse for 2500/. paid to him by the king, at the receipt aforesaid, as 



28 EDWARD III. 



27 



1354. 



July 26. 
Westminster. 



July 30. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

on 1 March in the 25th year of the reign the king granted to Bernard a 
yearly rent of 1000^. to be received of the great and petty customs in that 
port and of the subsidies there, and the king has caused him to be satisfied 
for 2500^. for the said years and term, as aforesaid. By K. 

To the constable of Somerton castle. Order to receive Margaret wife of 
Walter de IMauny together with her household, from Richard de Cortenhale 
and Robert de Appelby, the king's Serjeants at arms, and to deliver to her 
and to Walter, if he wishes to stay there with her, easements of houses and 
places in the castle necessary for her and her household, and to permit the 
said Walter and the household to depart and return as they please, to seek 
their other necessaries and place them in the castle and to dispose of them 
at pleasure, so that Margaret shall be treated in all things in accordance 
with her estate, and shall stay in the castle from the time of her arrival 
until the king has declared his will to the constable upon the matter, as 
the king wishes her to stay there for some time at his will. By K. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to permit Reymund de Marsaco, 
burgess of Bordeaux, to take 24 tuns of wine from that city to the town of 
Sandwich, without paying any custom therefor, provided that custom 
thereon was paid on entry, so that 18 other tuns of wine shall remain in 
safe custody where they now are, as Reymund has besought the king to 
grant that he may take 24 tuns of his wine to Sandwich to sell, as he 
brought 42 tuns of wine to that city to sell and they have not yet been sold 
there, and he has taken oath before the king that he will take the wine to 
Sandwich and not to parts beyond, and that the remaining 18 tuns shall 
remain in safe keeping as aforesaid, so that they shall not be sold or depart 
from the city before the king has been certified by the mayor and bailiffs 
of Sandwich that the 24 tuns have been sold at Sandwich. By C. 



July 3. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 16. 

June 1. To John de Wynton, escheator in the county of Southampton. Order to 

Westminster, retain in the king's hand the lands of John Reyson which are held of the 
heir of William de Botreaux, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, 
and not to intermeddle further with those held of others than the king or 
that heir, delivering up the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John, who held certain lands in his 
demesne as of fee of the said heir, by knight service, held 12 acres of land 
and 18(1. rent at Pusash and 20 acres of land at Almareston in that county 
of others than the king or the said heir. 

To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in Norfolk. Order to pay to Katherine 
Marreys what is in arrear to her of 4Z. yearly and to pay her that sum 
yearly henceforth, as it is found by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John de Orreby, knight, tenant in chief, whose lands are in the king's 
hand by reason of the minority of his heir, long before his death granted 
to Katherine Al. to be received yearly of the issues and profits of his 
purparty of the Tolbothe of Lenne for her life, and she was seised of that 
rent during John's life for six years and more, and the rent is held of 
another than the king. 

July 10. To Robert de Campsale the king's clerk, surveyor of the king's works in 

Westminster, the palace of Westminster and the Tower of London. Order to deliver by 
indenture four hundredweight of glass of divers colours to Stephen 
Eomylowe, constable of Nottingham castle, for the king's works there. 

ByC. 



28 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 

July 2. 
Westminster. 



June 15. 
Westminster. 



June 24. 

Westminster. 



July 15. 
Westminster. 



July 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

To William de Leden, escheator in the county of Gloucester. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the manor of Olveston and the advowson of the 
church thereof, which Robert Gyene of Bristol held, delivering the issues 
thereof to John, prior of Bath, as the king caused that manor and advowson 
to be taken into his hand by reason of certain debts in which Robert was 
bound to him, and although it was found by inquisition taken after Robert's 
death by John de Weston, late escheator in that county, that Robert held 
the manor and advowson for life and for two years following, whereby they 
ought to remain in the king's hand until the end of the two years, as 
Robert's chattels, by reason of the said debts, yet it is found by another 
inquisition taken by the same John that Robert had no estate in the manor 
and advowson except for life of the demise of the said prior, and that they 
are held of another than the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Michael de Nanchal, prior of Arundel, and Henry de Haydok, clerk, of the 
lands which the abbot of La Trinite, Lucerne, an alien, holds in the towns 
of Northmundham, Compton and Welegh co, Sussex, in the king's hand 
by reason of the war with France, and of the ferm therefrom, from 7 May 
last, on which day the king granted those lands to John de Goseden, his 
yeoman, to hold during the said war, without rendering anything therefor 
to the king, and the king ordered Michael and Henry, in whose custody 
those lands were by his commission, to deliver them to John, and they have 
so done, as John has acknowledged in chancery. 

To the same. Order to discharge the master and brethren of the hospital 
of poor priests, Canterbury, of all sums of money of the three years' tenth 
and fifteenth, due from them by reason of their goods and chattels, as ifc is 
found by inquisition that the hospital is so slenderly endowed that the 
master and brethren do not suffice to pay any contributions or tallages to 
the king with the other men of the county, after deducting their reasonable 
maintenance. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin, or to him 
who supplies the treasurer's place. Order to pay to John de Redenesse, 
who lately came from Ireland to the king in England by the king's order, 
and whom the king has appointed chief justice for pleas following the 
justiciary of Ireland, and whose oath of office the king has taken, 20Z. which 
the king granted to him for his expenses in coming to England, staying 
there and returning, and all sums of money which are in arrear to him of 
his fee, both for the time when he was chief and second justice for the said 
pleas. By K. and C. 

To the bailifis of Shorham. Order to receive from Ralph de Sancta 
Fide, burgess of Depe in Normandy, his two sons, to place them in the 
keeping of Thomas Paterlyng, to deliver a third part of the goods of those 
merchants to John Bernard, burgess of Shorham, Ralph's host, to remain in 
his keeping and to deliver the remaining two parts to Ralph or to his 
attorney, as in the presence of Richard earl of Arundel it has been agreed 
between the said Ralph as general attorney of certain merchants of 
Normandy, certain of whose goods Avere taken at sea by mariners of England, 
brought to Shorham and there arrested by the bailiffs, it is said, and the 
said Thomas and other his fellows, merchants of London, whose goods and 
merchandi.se were previously plundered at sea by the French, that Ralph 
shall now obtain delivery of two parts of the goods arrested as aforesaid, 
that a third part shall be delivered to John, that Ralph's two sons shall be 
delivered to Tliomas as hostages, and Ralph has promised, so far as he 
may, to cause the goods and merchandise of Thomas and his fellows, 



28 EDWAED III. 



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July 28. 

Westminster, 



1354. Membrane 16 — cont. 

plundered as aforesaid, which can be found in the ships of those who took 
them, to bo brought safely to England and restored to Thomas or to his 
attorney, so that after it has been proved that he has restored those goods 
which can be found in the said parts, as aforesaid, then the goods in John's 
keeping and the two sons shall be delivered to Ralph or to his attorney, and 
not otherwise, as the earl has certified in chancery. 

To John Hakelut and Agnes his wife. Order to pay to the prior and 
monks of Bergeveny what is in arrear to them of 101. yearly of pleas and 
perquisites of court pertaining to the castle, lordship and borough of 
Bergeveny, and to pay them those 101. yearly henceforth, as Agnes 
besought the king to assign to her and to John lands to the value of 101. 
yearly of the lands in the king's hand by reason of the minority of the heir 
of Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, in that lordship, as the said 
castle, lordship and borough were assigned to John and Agnes among the 
other lands which belonged to the said earl, formerly husband of Agnes, to 
a certain yearly value, and the prior and monks received the said lOZ. 
yearly, granted to them of ancient alms by the earl's ancestors, for which 
sum paid to the prior and monks John and Agnes had not received any 
recompense elsewhere, and because it appeared by inspection of the 
chancery rolls that the prior and monks anciently received the said lOZ. 
yearly of such alms, of which no mention was made in the extent of the 
castle, lordship and borough returned into chancery after the earl's death, 
the king on 21 August in the 23rd year of the reign assigned to John and 
Agnes, of the lands which belonged to the earl in the king's hand by 
reason of the minority of his heir, the manor of Henthles, to the value of 
4Z. 14s. 9|f/. yearly, and the manor of Wernerthrik, to the value of 39.s, hi. 
yearly, to hold in dower, in recompense for two parts of the said 101., and 
the king ordered John and Agnes to pay the prior and monks what was in 
arrear to them of the 101. yearly and to pay them the 101. yearly henceforth, 
and on its being found by an extent taken at another time by the king's 
order, that the said manors of Henthles and Wernerthrik much exceeded 
the value for which they were assigned to Agnes, the king caused two 
parts of those manors to be taken again into his hand, and committed to 
John and Agnes the wardship of those two parts, and of two parts of the 
manors of Penros and Tresgair and of certain other manors which belonged 
to the earl, to hold at ferm from the last day of September last until the 
end of sixteen years, rendering 801. yearly to the king's chamber. 

Sept. 22. To Guy de Seyntcler, escheator in the county of Huntingdon. Order 
Westminster, ^^^ot to mtermeddle further with a messuage, a dovecote, a carucate of 
land, 4 acres of meadow and 5 acres of underwood in Upwod, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that the premises came 
into the king's hand by reason of the minority of John son and heir of 
John de Dene, knight, who held by knight service of the abbey of 
Rammeseye, lately void and in the king's hand, who died while a minor in 
the king's wardship, and that Ada, one of the sisters of John de Dene, aunt 
of the said John son of John, and John Nevill, son of Margaret, second 
sister of John de Dene, cousin of John the son, are his next heirs and of 
full age, and before the death of the said heir the king took the fealty of the 
abbot of Rammeseye and restored the temporalities. 



Sept. 1. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 15. 
To Hugh de Louthre, escheator in Westmorland. 



meddle 



further 



with the lands taken into the king's 



Order not to inter- 
hand by the death 



of Joan late the wife of Richard de Musgrave, knight, delivering the issues 



30 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 



Sept. 3. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 6. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 19. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 26. 
Westminster. 



Oct. G. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

thereof to Robert son of Richard de Musgrave, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Joan at her death held three 
parts of the manor of Crosseby Gerard, certain binds in Little Musgrave 
and a moiety of the manor of Soulby for her life, by a fine levied 
in the king's court, with remainder after her death to the said Robert and 
the heirs of his body, and that the said three parts and the lands in Little 
Musgrave are held of the heir of Robert de Clifford, tenant in chief, a minor 
in the king's wardship, to wit, the three parts by the service of 8.s. Of</. 
the said lands by the service of lis. id. yearly to cornage, and the said 
moiety is held of another than the king, and that the said Robert son of 
Richard is of full age, and the king has taken his fealty for the said three 
parts and lands. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to take into the king's 
hand without delay a ship of John Tynard of St. Valery (de Sancto 
Walcrico) in that port and all his goods and chattels found therein which 
belonged to him at the time when he touched at that port, and to keep them 
safely until further order, certifying the king in chancery of the value of the 
said ship and goods, as John has been taken at the suit of Robert Clement 
of Hamelhoke and is imprisoned in Neugate prison, for a robbery made 
at sea by him and certain other pirates of St. Valery upon Robert of a ship 
and divers goods and merchandise to the value of 1001. within the precincts 
of the Cinque Ports after the proclamation of the truces between the king 
and his adversaries of France, and because he is a notorious pirate, as the 
king is informed. By C. 

To Guy de Seyntcler, escheator in the county of Huntingdon. Order 
not to intermeddle further with a messuage, a carucate of land, 4 acres of 
meadow and 5 acres of underwood in Upwode, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that the premises came into the king's 
hands by reason of the minority of John son and heir of John de Dene, 
knight, who held by knight service of the abbey of Rameseye, lately void 
and in the king's hand, that the heir died while a minor in the king's 
wardship after the restitution of the temporalities of the abbey, and that 
Ada, one of the sisters of John de Dene, aunt of John the son, and John 
Nevill son of Margaret second sister of John de Dene, also aunt of John the 
son, are his next heirs and of full age. 

To the sheriff" of Middlesex. Order to take into the king's hand all the 
goods and chattels of Robert de Campsale, late clerk of the king's works in 
the palace of ^Vestminster, and to keep them safely until further order, 
certifying the king in chancery, without delay, of their nature and value, 
as Robert is dead, and has not rendered account to the king for divers sums 
of money received by him for the time when he was in the said office. 

ByC. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in Rutland. Order to take security 
from John son of Aubrey de Wittelbury brother and heir of Thomas de 
Wittclbury, tenant in chief, for satisfying the king for the value of his 
marriage three weeks from Michaelmas next and to cause him to have 
seisin of all the lands whereof Thomas was seised at his death in his 
demesne as of fee, as John has proved his age before the escheator and the 
king has taken his homage. By p.s. [22532.] 

To Peter do Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Iloldernesse. Order 
to assign dower to Alice, late the wife of John Brokour of Neusom, tenant 
in chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, after 
taking her oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 



28 EDWARD III. 



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1354. 
Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 8. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 3. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

To the bailiffs of Henry duke of Lancaster of Gylyngham. Order to 
deliver to the collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth, by 
indenture, all the wool and woolfells arrested by them as forfeit to the king, 
so that they may be able to answer therefor to the king. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to William de Quenton, 
knight, and to Joan his wife, late the wife of Roger de Sancto Johanne of 
Lageham, 25 marks for Michaelmas term last, as the king granted to Joan 
50 marks to be received yearly for life of the ferm or issues of that county, 
and the king wishes that sum to be paid notwithstanding any yearly 
assignment or order to the contrary, except the assignment of 20^. yearly 
to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton. 

To the sheriffs of London, Order to permit Oliver de Desertis, prior of 
Kirkeby Monachorum, who is about to set out to the Roman court for 
certain affairs touching his church, by the king's licence, to cross from 
that port with three monks, three men and three horses and his reasonable 
expenses notwithstanding any order to the contrary, so that he take no 
other apportion with him to parts beyond, contrary to the statute. 

To Peter de Nuttle, escheator in the county of York. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the tenements taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Elizabeth do Monte Acuto, delivering the issues thereof to Thomas, 
kinsman and heir of Thomas de Furnyvall (called after ' Thomas son of 
Thomas'), as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Elizabeth at her death held no lands in her demesne as of fee in chief 
or of any other in that bailiwick, but that she held divers manors and 
lands there for life in the name of dower, after the death of Thomas de 
Furnyvall her husband, of the inheritance of the said Thomas the heir, 
who is of full age, and that the said manors and lands are held of others 
than the king. 



"O'^i 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



To John Waleys, escheator in the counties of Nottingham and Derby, 
The like order not to intermeddle further with the lands taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Elizabeth de Monte Acuto, except the part of 
Worksop which the king for certain causes, at another time, caused to be 
taken into his hand, delivering the issues thereof to Thomas kinsman and 
heir of Thomas de Furnyvall. 

To the sheriff" of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Thomas Lovet, who is insufficiently qualified. 



July 18. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 14. 

To the treasurer and chambertains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
pay to Thomas de Rokeby, justiciary of Ireland, his fee by reason of his 
office, every quarter, as has been customary hitherto with other justiciaries. 

To the same. Order to pay to Thomas de Rokeby, justiciary of Ireland, 
for ten men at arms and twenty archers on horse, whom the king wishes 
him to retain besides the twenty men at arms whom he is accustomed to 
retain with him by reason of his office, whenever necessary by reason of 
his office, at the king's wages, such wages as have been paid to those men 
before these times. By K. and C. 



32 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1354. 



Aug. 8. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 22. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 5. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To John de Alvcton, escheator in the county of Oxford. Order to assign 
dower to Joan late the wife of Robert Wyard, tenant in chief, of all the 
lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To Leo de Perton, escheator in the county of Worcester. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Curewyard in that county, delivering 
the issues thereof to Joan late the wife of Robert Wyard, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert at his death 
held the said manor jointly with Joan of the gift and enfeoffment of Walter 
le Deen and John Launceleve, chaplains, to themselves and the heirs 
male of their bodies, and that the manor is held of another than the 
king. 

To the dean and chapter of St. Paul's church, London. Order to deliver 
to Master Michael de Northburgh, bishop elect of London, confirmed, all 
the issues and profits of the temporalities of the bishopric, without delay, 
as the king has granted them to him of his favour, to hold of the king's 
gift, as the said temporalities pertained to the king by reason of the last 
voidance of the bishopric by the death of Ralph, the late bishop. By K. 

To the bailiffs, cchci-ins and community of the town of Calais. Order to 
take security from John de Bridport and John Hardy of Calais to answer 
to the merchants to whom they belonged, for certain ships and goods 
arrested by the bailiffs and others or for the price thereof, even if they are 
worth more than what they are now appraised at, in case their goods and 
the damages sustained by them are restored to them, and to deliver to 
John and John by the said security, six ships with the goods therein and 
also those in two ships of Flanders belonging to men and merchants of 
certain towns of the power of the king's adversary of France, which the 
king wishes to be appraised again, if necessary, in the presence of the 
captain of Calais or of him who supplies his place, certifying the king in 
chancery under the common seal of that town, before the octaves of 
Michaelmas next, of the said security and the price for which the ships and 
goods were delivered to John and John, and to de-arrest the two ships of 
Flanders and permit them to cross whither they wish, as lately at the suit 
of John and John showing the king that one Clays de Bak and John Mace, 
of the power of France, in the time of the truce between the king and his 
adversaries of France, attacked a ship of theirs of the value of 201. laden 
with their tin to the value of 24.01. IGs. 8r/., when going by sea to London, 
killed nine men and Serjeants therein, took the ship so laden with them to 
the town of St. Valery {tic Smirto Walcrico) and did their will therewith, not 
caring to satisfy John and John therefor or for the price thereof, although 
they were often requested to do so, and John and John beseeching the king 
to provide remedy, he ordered Reynold de Cobham, captain of Calais, to 
take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that a certain 
ship called ' la co<i;if JoJuvi ' of Exemuth, in the time of the said truce, 
when coming towards London, was taken on the coast of England before 
the place called ' IVuchief ' by the said Clays of St. Valery and his fellows, 
the king's enemies of France, and the said Clays and his fellows killed 
John Burgeys, then master of the ship, six mariners, his fellows, and 
two yeomen, Serjeants of the said John and John, and also John Cokk, 
servant of John de Bridport and John Ykes, servant of John Hardy, and 
they took the ship laden with the tin and other goods to the coast of 
Franco, between l^.oulogne and Staples, not to any port but to a 'bay,' and 
there tliey unloaded the goods and took them by carts to Abbeville, and 



28 EDWARD III. 33 



23g^ Menibranr 14 — rant. 

there sold them to one John Curteys and his fellows, merchants of Amiens, 
and that the said John de Brideport and John Hardy lost of the tin so 
plundered to the value of 2401. 16.s-. 8^/., and the ship of the price of 20/., 
and the master of the ship lost 25Z. of i^old and silver in coined money, and 
John Cokk lost 221. in gold and silver in coined money, besides the goods 
of the mariners, and although the said captain requested the lord of Landas, 
supplying the place of the captain of the marches of Calais, who by the form of 
the truces is bound to reform such attempts, as well as the admiral of tlie sea, 
on the part of the said adversaries, to reform the premises, yet after hearing 
• the requests, they have not cared to give an answer or to do justice in the 

premises, as the captain of Calais has notified to the king, whei'cfore the 
king ordered the said bailift's and others of Calais to arrest all the goods 
and merchandise of the said Clays and John Mace and of the merchants 
and others of the towns of St. Valery, Boulogne, Crotey, Depe, Abbeville, 
Harflete, Koan, Came and Amyas and elsewhere of the power and obedience 
of the said adversary of France, found in the town or port of Calais, and to 
keep them safely until further order, certifying the king of the nature of 
the goods so arrested, their value and owners ; and the said bailiffs and 
others returned that by virtue of the said order they had arrested in the 
port of Calais six ships and boats of Normandy and Boulogne, and the 
' goods found therein, to wit, a ship called 'la Swalen-e' of Whitsand 

of St. Valery, without freight, of the price of 10 marks ; a ship called 
' la Su-aleire ' of Abbevill, without freight, price 101. ; two boats of Abbeville, 
to wit, one freighted with wheat and the other without freight, of the price 
of 40s. the two ; a boat of Abbeville without freight, price 41. ; a boat called 
' .S'^ Maricboti''' of Boulogne, freighted, price 66s-. 8(/., and two ships of 
Flanders with the goods found therein, one freighted towards Came in 
Normandy and the other freighted towards the town of St. Valery, who 
have been satisfied for the freight thereof, to return to Flanders, and that 
of the goods found in the said ships and boats the following are parcels, to 
wit in one of the said ships called' ^S^'/^^c Marie' of Lescluse 600 boards 
of Estland called ' waynscot,' price 41., 4^ lasts and 4 ox-hides, price 
8dl. 4.S. 8(1., and in another ship called ' Scintc Marie Skip' of Lescluse 19 
bales of alum price ISl., 30 bales of madder, price 281. 6.s. 8^/., four bundles 
(uieise) of copper price 11. 15s., a cask with fifteen cloths of divers colours 
of the fabric of Curtrik, price 251., and in a boat called ' Seinte Mane 
bote ' of Boulogne 100 boards of Estland called ' waynscot,' price 1 mark, 
6 barrels of 'wodaxes,' price SO.s., two tuns of Spanish wine price 81., and 
in a boat of Abbeville 120 quarters of wheat price 'SOL, which said ships 
and goods are extended at the price of 2211. da. 8il., as the bailifl^s and others 
have returned to the king. By C. 

The like to Reynold de Cobham, captain of the town of Calais, to deliver 
goods and merchandise to John de Bridport and John Hardy in the form 
aforesaid. 

Oct. 20. To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Like order to deliver the 

Westminster wine, woad and boats arrested by them to the same John and John, 
merchants of Calais, by security to answer for the price thereof in the form 
aforesaid, to the value of 29/. H.s. 4(1. at which they are appraised, in part 
satisfaction of the things taken from them, as the king ordered the said 
mayor and bailiffs, the bailift's and /'chevins of Calais and the bailiffs of 
certain other ports of England to arrest the goods of one Clays de Bak and 
his accomplices and of merchants and others of St. Valery and elsewhere 
of the power of France, and to keep them safely until further order [an 
above], and the mayor and bailift's of Southampton returned that by virtue 

273 C 



34 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 



of that order they arrested in the port of Southampton two pipes of the 
wine of John Netelet of Harflete and 200 stones of woad, price 9/. 18s. id. ; 
6 tuns of the wine of William le Graunde of Harfiete, price Q>1. ; 6 tuns of 
the wine of John Millet of Depe, price SI. ; a boat of Andrew de Temple 
and Martin de Akallate of Depe, price 20.s.; a boat of John Cloyke of 
Depe, price 3Us. and a little boat of Thomas Plumet and William al Orge 
of Harflete, price 60s., and the king has ordered certain goods and chattels 
of others of his adversaries of France, arrested in the port of Calais to the 
value of 227Z. 9s. 8^/., to be delivered to the merchants, finding security 
to answer for the price thereof, as aforesaid. By C. 



June 25. 

Westminster. 



July 10. 
W'^estininster. 

July 4. 
Westminster. 

June 25. 
Westminster. 

July 6. 

M''est,minstcr. 



Aug. 9. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 5. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 5. 
Westminster. 



Aug 18. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 18. 
Wosluiinster 



Membrane 18. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William Hipetof t of Wysebech, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Clynton, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Sugwas, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Polton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Henry de Adderleye, who has no lands in fee in that 
county to qualify him. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Pikeryng to be elected in place of Thomas de Uphali, who has entered the 
priestly order. 

To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to John, archbishop of York, the chancellor, 8Z. which he paid for cloth, 
far and sendal for the livery of the king's clerks of chancery for the 
winter and summer seasons last, beyond the customary fee, on account of 
the more than usual dearness of cloth, fur and sendal. By K. and C. 

To the keeper of the king's palace of Westminster. Order to deliver, 
without delay, to the mayor and constable of the king's staple, Westminster, 
a strong house in that palace for the custody of the prisoners who are 
adjudged to prison before them, in accordance with the law of that staple, 
with the key of that house. By C. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order, upon sight of these 
presents, to cause six of the best and most discreet carpenters of those 
counties to be chosen within or without liberties, except the fee of the 
church, and to be sent to the king's palace of Westminster at his wages, to 
be paid of the issues of that bailiwick from the time of their departure 
until their arrival at the said palace, to wit, for three days, to stay there 
upon the king's works. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To Rhilip de AVhitton. Order to have the body of William de Rouceby, 
whom tlie king has ordered to be delivered to hini on bail for certain causes, 
before the king and his council at Westminster on the morrow of Michaelmas 
next, to answer the things laid against him there, under a pain of 100^ to 
\ks levied of the lands and chattels of Philip. 



28 EDWARD III. 



35 



1354. 
Oct. 15. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 25. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 30. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 13 — cojit. 

To the sheriff of Lincohi. Order to cause William tie Synythwayt and 
Joan his wife to have seisin of a messuage in Hundelby which Henry de 
Welton of Hundelby held, who was hanged for felony, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the sherifit' that the messuage has been in 
the king's hand for a year and a day, that Henry held it of William and 
Joan as of Joan's right, and that John Ferrour of Hundelby had the year, 
day and waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the king. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the 
port of London. Order to pay to Thomas de Bradeston or to his attorney 
50 marks for Michaelmas term last, as the king lately committed to him 
the bailiwick of the provostship between the two seas in the duchy of 
Aquitaine to hold for life, without rendering anything to the king therefor, 
and Thomas surrendered that bailiwick to the king's hand, by his order, 
and the king granted it to Bertrand de Monte Ferandi, and in considera- 
tion of this, on 13 May last, the king granted to Thomas 100 marks to be 
received yearly for life of the issues of the customs and subsidies of wool, 
hides and wool-fells in the port of London, in recompense for the said 
bailiwick. 

To Saier de Rocheford escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order to 
cause Robert son and heir of Roger Bate of Hacunby, tenant in chief, to 
have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in 
his demesne as of fee, as Robert has proved his age before the escheator, 
and the king has taken his homage and has rendered them to him. 

By p.s. [22567.] 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Salop. Order to 
cause John son and heir of John Lestraunge, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of all the lands of which his father was seised at his death in his 
demesne as of fee, as John the son has proved his age before the escheator, 
and the king has taken his homage and has rendered them to him. 

By p.s. [22569.] 



Oct. 8. 
Westminster. 

Oct. 3. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 8. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 12. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William Ballard, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
master and brethren of the hospital of St. Thomas, Estbrugge, Canterbury, 
of the three years' tenth and fifteenth last granted, as it is found by 
inquisition that the hospital is so slenderly endowed that the master and 
brethren arc unable to contribute or pay any contributions or tallages to 
the king with the other men of the county, after deducting their main- 
tenance and the other charges incumbent upon the hospital. By C. 

To Henry Pycard, the king's butler. Order to deliver to John, arch- 
bishop of York, the chancellor, what is in arrear to him of the fee of wine 
which he ought to receive by reason of his office and to pay him that fee 
henceforth so long as they remain in their respective offices. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to permit Oliver de Desertis, prior of 
Kirkeby Monachorum, who is about to set out to the Roman court by the 
king's licence, on certain affairs touching his church, to cross from that 
port with three monks, three men, three horses and his reasonable 
expenses in gold, notwithstanding any order to the contrary, so that he 
make no apportiun contrary to the statute, except the said expenses. 



36 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 

Oct. 3. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 18. 

Westminster, 



Oct. 20. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 6. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 12 — covt. 

To Thomas de Foxle, conRtal)le of Wyndesore castle. Order to expend 
up to 50/. in repairing and amending the houses, towers, walls and bridges 
of that castle, of the manor within Wyndesore park and the paling of the 
park, by the view and testimony of the surveyors of the king's Avorks there. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to 
Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, or to his attorney 250 marks 
for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 
1000 marks to be received yearly for life of the issues of the customs in 
the ports of London, Lenn and Boston, and because there is no passage of 
wool at present in the port of Lenn, the king wishes the earl to be siitisfied 
for 500 marks for that term in the ports of London and Boston, in equal 
portions. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston, to pay 250 
marks to the earl for that term. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive 10 marks 
from the abbot of Abbotcsbury, and to discharge him and Richard Waleys, 
clerk, and John Munden, to whom the king committed the keeping of 
the temporalities of the abbey during the last voidance to answer for the 
issues thereof, as the king has granted to the abbot and convent all the 
issues and profits pertaining thereto, for that sum. By K. 

To Peter de Nutle, sheriff of York. Order to pay the lOO-s. which the 
sheriff levied from Walter de Faucomberge for a licence granted to him by 
charter, to Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery, to do 
therewith as has been enjoined upon him by the king. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
John de Bello Campo or to his attorney 50/. for Michaelmas term last, 
in accordance with the king's grant to him on 7 March in the 25th year of 
the reign, of 280/. yearly for his life to be received of the issues of the 
customs in the ports of London and Boston, to wit 180/. in the port of 
London and 100/. in the port of Boston. 

The like to the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in 
the port of London to pay 90/. to John or to his attorney. 

To the collectors of the ancient custom in the port of Kyngeston upon 
Hull. Order to pay to Tidemannus de Lymbergh or to his attorney 25/. 
for Michaelmas term last of the 50/. which the king granted to him and 
to John atte Wolde, now deceased. 

To Hugh fitz Symond, cscheator in Essex. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Latton or with the advowson of the priory of 
Latton, delivering the issues thereof to Maiid late the wife of Augustine 
Waleys, as on 10 September in the 27th year of the reign, on its being 
found by inquisition taken by John de Coggeshale, late escheator in that 
county, that Augustine at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee 
in chief in that bailiwick, but that he held the said manor and advowson 
jointly with Maud, and that they are held in chief as of the honour of 
Boulogne by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee, the king ordered 
the then esclieator not to intermeddle further with the manor and 
advowson, and now Maud has besought the king to order his hand to be 
amoved, as the manor and advowson have been taken into his hand by 
pretext of another inquisition afterwards taken by the same escheator, by 
which it is found that Augustine held the manor and advowson in his 
di-mesne as of fi>e, and it is not just that Maud should be amoved from 
bee fix'e tenement without answer. 



28 EDWARD III. 



37 



1354. 

Oct. 25. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 13. 

Westminster. 



M EM UK AN E 11. 

To the mayor and constables of the staple in the town of Ne^vcastle-upon- 
Tyne. Order to deliver all the wool, hides, wool-fells, lead and other things 
which are in their keeping as forfeit to the king, to the collectors of customs 
in the port of that town by indenture, so that they may be able to sell those 
forfeitures and dispose thereof to the king's best advantage. By C. 

Mandate to the collectors of customs in that port to receive the said for- 
feitures from the mayor and constables and dispose thereof as aforesaid. 

To the mayor and bailifi's of Wynchelse. Order to permit all men of 
those parts and other natives who come to fetch or buy brushwood and 
desire to buy and sell, to lade the same in the sea ports or other places 
nearest or fittest and to take it whither they wish, without paying custom, 
as was customary heretofore, notwithstanding the order to the contrary, 
provided that aliens who come to that said port to seek such brushwood 
shall go to the place of Sloghdam and there lade it and cause it to be duly 
customed, and that the scrutiny thereupon shall be made both for aliens 
and for natives, in accordance with the order directed to them at another 
time, as on learning that great numbers of merchants of England and of 
the parts of France, Flanders, Seland, Estland and elsewhere entering that 
port for brushwood, who used to come to the said place called 'le Sloghdam ' 
in that port, where the common sale of brushwood is held, and lade their 
ships and boats therewith and pay the custom due thereon, go to other places 
in those parts, to wit Smalhide, Knellesdam and elsewhere, ten leagues and 
more distant from that port, and there place wool, wool-fells and hides in 
the bottom of their ships and boats, and brushwood above, to defraud the 
king of his custom, and cross secretly thence both by night and by day, 
without paying the custom, the king ordered the mayor and bailiffs to 
cause proclamation to be made that all merchants and others coming to 
that port for brushwood should go with their ships and boats to the place 
of Sloghdam and not to the other places, upon pain of the forfeiture of the 
ships and boats and the other goods found with them, and that they should 
pay custom in the port of Wynchelse before leaving, and the mayor and 
bailifi's should make diligent scrutiny upon this and that no wool, or 
customable merchandise should be placed secretly under the brushwood, 
not coketted or customed, and now it has been testified before the king 
and his council that the men of those parts and all natives going to those 
parts have been accustomed to buy and sell brushwood and lade it in 
places most convenient for them and to take it where they wish without 
paying any custom thereon, and the king does not wish to injure them. 

To the mayor, aldermen and sheriff's of London. Order to make scrutiny 
in the cellars and taverns of that city and its suburbs where wine is kept, 
with all possible speed, and to cause all the wine there found corrupt and 
putrescent or otherwise bad, to be poured out and publicly condemned, and 
to assemble before them the lawful men of the city who have the best 
knowledge of vintnery, and after receiving information from them concerning 
the price of new wines of the present season of vintages and of the season 
of ' reyk ' Avhen they are brought to the city, and at what price they may 
be sold for a moderate advantage to the vendors, to cause the wine to be 
sold at retail or in gross at such moderate price so that the vendors may 
derive a moderate profit therefrom and that the people be not aggrieved 
by an excessive price, and to survey such selling and punish those who do 
contrary to the ordinance, as the king is informed that a quantity of the old 
wine in the cellars and taverns of that city and its suburbs is bad, and the 
taverners and other vintners mix it with the new wine and so intend to sell it, 
whereby grave peril may arise to the people flocking to the city. By C. 



88 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 

Nov. 24. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 15. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 19. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

To Hugh fitz Symon, escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the manors and lands taken into the king's 
hand by the death of John Fermer, delivering up the issues thereof, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his 
death held in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick a moiety of the manor 
called ' IJelstedeshalle ' in Bromfeld, and the manors of Spryngefeld, Little 
Badewe, Ryngers in Terlyng, Aldham, Colne, Sturmere, Trendeye and 
Thele, as of the right of Katherine his wife, who survives, and the manors 
of Foxhirde and Borle and a tenement called ' Olyvers ' in Spryngefeld 
jointly with the said Katherine, and that the manor of Spryngefeld is held 
of the king as of the honour of Boulogne and all the other manors and 
lands are held of others than the king. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause all those who will not allow 
their wines, brought to the port of that city to be sold, to be gauged by 
John de Coloign, the king's yeoman, his ganger in that city, or by his 
depaty, to be arrested and kept safely in prison at the king's will, and to 
cause the wine to be taken as forfeit to the king and kept safely until 
further order, certifying the king in chancery from time to time of the 
number of tuns and pipes of the wine so forfeited, as the statute of West- 
minster published on Monday after St. Matthew in the 27th year of the 
reign contains that all red and white wine brought to England for sale 
shall be well and truly gauged by the ganger or his deputy, and if any one 
opposes an obstacle and will not permit his wine to be gauged, he shall 
be punished by the forfeiture of the wine and by imprisonment, and shall 
be ransomed at the king's will, and if default is found in the ganger, so that 
he or his deputy is not ready to execute his office promptly when duly 
notified, or if he commits fraud or deceit in executing his office which 
might lead to the damage of the buyer or seller of the wine, the ganger 
shall pay threefold damages to the party thus injured, shall lose his office 
and shall be punished by imprisonment and ransomed at will. 

To the mayor, aldermen and sheriffs of London. Whereas the king 
ordered them to take inquisition by men of that city having knowledge of 
vintnery concerning the price at which wine might be sold for a moderate 
profit, and to cause the wine to be sold at retail or in gross in that city and 
its suburbs at such a moderate price, that the vendors might gain a 
reasonable profit and the people not be aggrieved by an excessive price, and 
to supervise tbe selling and punish those who acted contrary to the 
ordinance, and although the king gave that order for the public benefit, yet 
the mayor and others, at the procurement of the vintners of .that city, 
wilfully interpreting the siiid order in a sinister manner, having omitted the 
right information upon the premises, have resolved to sell the gallon of 
wine in the taverns of the city and its suburbs at 8*/., where previously it 
was sold at G'/., as the king has learned, whereupon he has been besought 
to provide a remedy : order to tbe mayor, aldermen and sheriffs to take 
further deliberation upon the premises, to correct Avhat they have wrongly 
decided concerning the sale of wine namely at 8(/. the gallon, to cause such 
wine at a less price to be exposed for sale in the taverns even if the 
taverners are unwilling, and to supervise such sale, and that everyone buying 
wine in the taverns may see the drawing of the wine at the head of the 
cask, so that no dangerous mixing may intervene, and to cause this to be 
proclainu'd and to severely punish any excesses attempted contrary to the 
said ordinance, so that the king may not have cause to punish them as 
favouring the said vintners contrary to the public utility. By K. and C. 



28 EDWARD III. 



39 



1354. 

Dec. 6. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 1. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 11 — eont. 

To Henry de Percy, Ralph de Nevill, Thomas de Seton and Peter de 
Richemond. Order to supersede all inquisition or other process concerning 
a trespass said to have been committed upon Robert de Oggle by William 
Heron, knight, John son of Robert de Louthre, John son of George Salvan, 
knight, and certain others at Estmatfen, against the king's peace, although 
the king appointed them, three and two of them, of whom Thomas should 
be one, to hear and determine that trespass, because the king has reserved 
that trespass to be discussed in his presence, and has revoked his letters of 
appointment of Henry and the others. By bill of the secret seal. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Warwick. Order to 
take the oath of Eleanor late the wife of John son of Bartholomew de Sudle 
that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign to her a 
third part of a third part of the manor of Dersete in that county, in the 
presence of John de Elmerugg, to whom the king committed the keeping 
of the said third part of that manor to hold until John, son and heir of the 
said John son of BartholomeAV, a minor in the king's wardship, should 
come of age, if he choose to attend, to hold in dower, sending that assign- 
ment to the king without delay so that it may be enrolled in chancery, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Edmund de 
Bereford, deceased, held the said third part for life of the inheritance of 
the said heir, of the demise of the said John son of Bartholomew, by the 
king's licence, and that Eleanor Avas married to John long before the time 
of that demise, wherefore she is entitled to dower of the third part aforesaid, 
and that the whole manor is held in chief, by knight service. 



Nov. 10. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 12. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 8. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRANE 10. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
Order to pay to William de la Pole 130 marks for Martinmas term next, 
as on 27 September in the 13th year of the reign that he might maintain 
his estate of a banneret, the king granted, by charter, that provision should 
be made for him and his heirs of 500 marks of land or rent yearly in 
England, and the king gave him certain lands to the vahie of 210^. yearly 
in part satisfaction of the 500 marks, and the king wished him to be 
satisfied for the remaining 260 marks of the customs in that port. 

To the collectors of the customs and subsidy in the port of Newcastle 
upon Tyne. Order to permit Thomas David, citizen of London, to take 
to that city 8 lasts of hides which he bought in northern parts for the use 
of John de Kent, citizen of London, the king's bottler, laded in ships 
in that port, without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, to be delivered 
to John for making therewith bottles and other things necessary for the 
king, in accordance with the king's grant to John. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To Thomas de Stirkeland, keeper of the knights' fees pertaining to the 
lands which belonged to William de Couucy in Westmorland. Order 
not to distrain William de Wyndesore, knight, son and heir of Alexander 
de Wyndesore, who held in chief of the king as of the said lands, for his 
homage, as he has made line with the king for his trespass in entering the 
lands of his inheritance after the death of his father before he had done 



homage, and the kins; has now taken his homage. 



By p.s. [225H7.J 



40 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 

Nov. 7. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 28. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 14. 
Westminster 



Oct. 12. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

To Ralph do Nevill. Henry de Ingelby, prebendary of Suthcave in the 
church of St. Peters, York, and parson of Suthcave church annexed to that 
prebend, has shown the king that whereas the manor of Faxflete, which 
formerly belonged to the Templars and escheated by the annulling of that 
order to the then lord of Moubray, chief lord of that fee, and afterwards 
to the late king, is notoriously within the limits of his parish of Suth- 
cave, whereby the tithes, oblations and other obventions by way of tithe 
from the manor and its appurtenances arising are rightly due to the said 
church and to the prebendary for the time being, Ralph has withdrawn 
those tithes from the church, because the Templars, who had a chapel in 
the manor in their time, were so privileged that they did not pay tithes 
anywhere of the lands cultivated by them, Ralph asserting that the tithes 
of the manor, which he holds for life by the king's grant together with 
the advowson of the said chapel, ought to pertain to one who occupies the 
chapel, and that he cannot pay those tithes at another place than the 
chapel without the king's privity, although Ralph has been informed by 
the said clerk that the tithes of that manor of right pertain to his church, 
whereupon the said clerk has besought the king to provide a remedy, and 
because it seemed to those of the council learned in the law that a privilege 
granted to the Templars could not be extended upon their ceasing to the 
places which belonged to them, especially as a privilege granted to a 
person follows him and is extinguished with him ; the king notifies 
Ralph that it is his will that notwithstanding the said grant, all tithes 
from the manor and its appurtenances arising shall be paid to the said 
parish church as is due, and Ralph and his heirs shall not be molested 
because they are so paid. By letter of the secret seal. 

Kt erat patens. 

To Robert Markaunt, escheator in the county of Southampton. Order to 
assign dower to Margery late the wife of John Reyson, tenant in chief, of 
all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, after taking 
her oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order to 
cause William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, whose homage the king 
has taken after the death of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, 
his father, for all the lands which are of his father's inheritance, to have 
seisin of lOOs. rent to be received of divers tenants in Baumburgh in that 
county, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Elizabeth de Monte Acuto at her death held the said rent for life in name 
of dower of the inheritance of William the son, who is of full age, and 
that the rent is held of another than the king. 

To Hugh de Louthre, escheator in Cumberland. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the tenements taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Elizabeth de Monte Acuto, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Elizabeth at her death held divers lands in 
Tglitredby, Little liampton, Cormesby, Crosseby and Walby, 20.v. rent 
issuing from two messuages in Carlisle and the advowson of a mediety 
of the church of Great Bampton, for her life, of the inheritance of William 
lie Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and that the premises are held of others 
than the king. 

To Roger de Leukenorc, escheator in Surrey. Order to assign dower 
to Alice late the wife of William de Gosestrode, tenant in chief, of all the 
lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence. 



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41 



1354. 

Sept. 80. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 6. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 24. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 10 — cnnt. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay 20/. 
for Michaelmas term last to Thomas de Hoggeshawe, as the king granted 
to him lOZ. to be received yearly for life at the exchequer, and on 27 
February in the 27th year of the reign, because he surrendered the letters 
patent of that grant in chancery to be cancelled, the king granted that he 
should receive the 40/. yearly for life of the issues of the custom of wool 
in that port. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to deliver to 
William Baldok of London 44 tanned hides of his, to be taken to London, 
as the king ordered the collectors to certify him why they had arrested 
those hides, and the collectors returned that the hides had been arrested 
by their deputy while they were at the exchequer upon the rendering of 
their account, because William had laded them in a hired ship for London, 
in the absence and without the knowledge of their deputy in that port ; 
and William has found Stephen de Stanford of London, 'dyere,' and 
Andrew Vernoun of London, ' brewere,' his mainpernors, who have under- 
taken to answer to the king for the said hides, if they are adjudged to 
be forfeit, and that he will have them taken to London and not to other 
parts. 

To R. archbishop of Armagh. Whereas a suit is pending before him 
between John Telyng, chaplain, whom the king lately presented to the 
church of Stabanan in that diocese, by letters under the great seal of 
England, and John de Strode, incumbent of that church by a presentation 
under the great seal of Ireland, both claiming the said chiirch, the king, 
wishing to terminate the suit, orders the archbishop to call the parties 
before him and after hearing their reasons to cause justice to be done 
upon the discussion of their rights and the final determination of the 
said suit, as pertains to the archbishop's office according to ecclesiastical 
law, certifying the king in chancery in England of what he has done in 
the matter before Easter next. 

To John de Palton, escheator in Somerset. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage and 60 acres of land in Long Sutton called 
' Abelak,' delivering the issues thereof to the abbot of Athelyngneye, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert de Gyen, 
deceased, held the premises for life of the said abbot by the service of 
22.S. 8(1. yearly, with reversion after his death to the said abbot. 



Oct. 6. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 6. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 9. 

To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse. Order 
to take the fealty of Beatrice late the wife of William de Holm juxta Paghel 
in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage, one bovate and two parts of two bovates of land 
in Paghel and Paghelholm, delivering the issues thereof to her, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William held 
the premises jointly with Beatrice, to themselves and the heirs of their 
bodies, and that the messuage and land in Paghelholm are held in chief 
as of the honour of Albemarle, in the king's hand, and the land in Paghel 
is held of the heir of John de Halsham, tenant in chief, a minor in the 
king's wardship, by knight service. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to arrest all the goods and merchandise 
of Clays le Bak and his accomplices, and of the merchants and others of 
the town of St. Valery and elsewhere of the power of France, which ai;e 



42 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1354. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 



found in that city or its port, and to keep them safely until further order, 
certifying the king of the nature and value of the goods so arrested, as at 
the suit of Ed[mund] de Melton, John de Wynterton, Henry de Plumsted, 
and Walter de Ditton, merchants of England, and of John parson of 
Ilkctishale church, showing that the said Clays, John Grys, William Cahak 
and John Mart of St. Yalery and their accomplices of the power of France, 
at the time of the truces between the king and his adversaries of France, 
attacked a ship of Flanders, whereof Mas de Cagent was master, laden 
with 6 packs of ' worstede ' and a pack of ' draperye ' of the said 
merchants of England, price 4,616 gold florins <Ie Vecu {de scnto), when 
sailing to Flanders, seriously wounded those merchants and took them 
with the said goods and 316 gold florins de Veen of the merchants and 50^. 
sterling of the said parson and of his chaplain in coined money, found in 
that ship, carried them to the town of St. Valery, did their will Avith the 
money and goods, and detained the merchants in prison there until they 
made fine by 83Z. with Clays and the others for their release, contrary to the 
form of the truces, and the merchants beseeching the king to provide a 
remedy he ordered Reynold de Cobham, captain of the town of Calais, to 
take an inquisition upon the matter by the oath of lawful men of Calais, 
by which it was found that Clays and his accomplices attacked the ship 
during the said truces, laded as aforesaid, at sea near the coast of England 
below Orford castle, entered the ship by armed power, wounded the 
merchants, took them, the goods and money to the town of St. Valery, 
detained the merchants until they made fine as aforesaid, to the damage of 
the merchants and parson of 200/. beyond their goods and the said money, 
and sold the said 7 packs to merchants of Amiens and others and did their 
will therewith, detaining the money, and although the said captain requested 
John de Landas, supplying the place of the marshal Clermont, and keeper 
of Boulogne and of the marches of Artoys, who is bound by the form of the 
truces to reform such attempts, he answered at divers times that he could 
do nothing therein, but sent letters to the under admiral of those marches 
to do justice in the matter, who answered that he could do nothing without 
the chief admiral, brother of John de Nauntull, which admiral has not 
hitherto cared to do anything in the matter, though frequently requested by 
the said captain, as that captain has fully notified to the king. By C. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

Reynold de Cobham, captain of the town of Calais. 

The bailiffs and echevins of Calais. 

The ]nayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The mayor and bailift's of Southampton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Shorham. 

The bailitl's of Great Yarmouth. 

Dec. 12. To the bailiffs and (rlwrins of the town of Calais. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Edmund do Melton, John de Wynterton, Henry de Plumsted and Walter 
de Ditton, merchants of England, and to John parson of Ilkctilshale church, 
in part satisfaction of their damages and losses, or to their attorney, the 
ships, wine and goods arrested by the bailiffs and eclieriits, informing the 
king in chancery before tlie octaves of Hilary next of what they have done 
in the matter, as the king ordered the bailiffs and i-chevins to arrest all the 
goods of Clays le Bak and his accomplices and of merchants and others of 
St. Valery and elsewhere of the power of France, and to keep them safely 
until further order, certifying the king in chancery of the goods so arrested 
[rt.s aboir], and the bailiffs and nlu-riim have returned that by virtue of that 



28 EDWARD III. 



43 



2354 Membrane 9 — co7it. 

order they arrested in the port of Calais three ships of Normandy and of 
Abbeville, to wit, one called 'la Seynt Jokan ' of Abbeville, price lOl. 13.s. 4.(1., 
another called 'la Laurence' of Leure, price 10 marks, and a third called 
'la Seynt Jith/a)i' oi Leure, price 10^., and wine and other goods of the 
king's adversaries of France therein found, to the further value of 
870^ IG.s-. 8(1. ; and William de Essex, draper, Thomas de Westfeld, 
'felmonger,' Thomas de Dilyngham, 'mercer,' Thomas Mordale, 'mercer,' 
and Adam de AVroxham, 'mercer,' of the city of London, have mainperned 
for the said merchants and parson to answer to the oAvners for the said 
ships, wine and goods or for the price thereof, if the goods plundered from 
the said merchants and parson, together with the damages sustained by 
them in the matter, should be made good. By C. 

The like to Reynold de Cobham, captain of Calais, 'mutatis mutandis.' 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 18. 

Westminster 



Dec. 20. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 8. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to John de Coupeland 95L 2s-. l\d. for Michaelmas 
term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 190^ 5s. 3f'/., to bo 
received yearly of the issues of the customs in that jport, in part satisfaction 
of 500Z. yearly granted to him by the king for his good service at the battle 
of Durham, where he took David de Bruys self-styled king of Scotland, 
and freely delivered him to the king, [^.s in this Calendar, 1349-1354, 
p. 179.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 
to pay to John de Coupeland 50^ for Michaelmas term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him on 20 January in the 20th year of the reign, 
for his good service and for his stay with the king with twenty men at 
arms, of 100^. to be received yearly for life of the issues of the customs in 
that port. 

To John de Palton, escheator in Somerset. Order to cause John son 
and heir of John de Erlegh, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands 
whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as John 
the son has proved his age before the escheator, and for one mark which 
he has paid and because he is now in the king's service in parts beyond the 
sea the king has given him respite for his homage until Michaelmas next, 
unless he return to England in the meantime, and has rendered those lands 
to him. By C. and for a mark paid in the hanaper. 

The like to the chancellor of Ireland or to him who supplies his place to 
direct the king's ministers in Ireland under the seal used in that land to 
cause the said John son of John to have seisin of all the lands whereof his 
father died seised in his demesne as of fee in that land. 

To John de Palton, escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order to take 
the fealty of Ela late the wife of Robert fitz Payn in accordance with the 
form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with the 
manors, hundred and advowsons taken into the king's hand by Robert's 
death, delivering the issues thereof to her without delay, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert at his death held 
the manors of Stoke Cursy, Radeweye and Tateworth and the hundred of 
Canyton with appurtenances in Somerset and the advowsons of the churches 
of those manors, and the manors of Mersshwode, Wodeton and Acford in 
Dorset, and the alvowsons of the churches of those manors, jointly with 



44 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



IOC. A Membrane 8 — eont. 

Ela, to wit, the manors of Stoke Cursy, lladeweye and Tateworth, the 
hundred and the advowsons of the churches of those manors to Robert and 
Ela and the heirs male of his body, and the manors of Mersshwode, Wode- 
ton and Acford and the advowsons of the churches of those manors to 
Robert and Ela and the heirs of their bodies, by divers fines levied in the 
king's court, and that the manors of Stoke Cursy, Radeweye and Merssh- 
wode and the advowsons of the churches thereof and the hundred are held 
in chief by knight service, and the remaining manors and advowsons are 
held of others than the king, 
1355. 
Jan. 1(5. To Reynold de Cobham, captain of the town of Calais. Order, at the 

Westminster, request of Henry duke of Lancaster, upon sight of these presents, to cause 
all the ships and goods of all the merchants and other men of the towns 
of Amiens, St. Valery, Boulogne, St. Omer, Abbeville and Cretoye and 
other towns and places of the power of France in his districts, together 
with the tackle of the ships, arrested after the departure of the said duke 
from Calais, to be de-arrested and delivered to those to whom they belonged, 
without asking or paying for the unloading or housing of those goods or any 
other expenses, notwithstanding any orders, allegations or exceptions to 
the contrary, and if the wine or other goods arrested have been expended, 
sold, eloigned or otherwise consumed, due satisfaction shall be immediately 
made by those by whom this has been done, and they shall be compelled 
thereto by the captain, and he shall hold a conference upon the matter on 
a day and at a place to be by them determined with Arnald Daudenham, 
now marshal of France, that due and speedy complement of justice may 
be done to the merchants of England and the adverse parties upon the 
damages inflicted, so that no default may be found on the king's part, as 
the king on learning by the captain's certificate that John de Laundas, 
then supplying the place of the marshal of France, did not care to cause 
justice to be done upon the damages and injuries inflicted upon merchants 
of England by the French when requested by the captain, ordered the 
said captain to arrest and keep safely until further order all goods and 
merchandise of men and merchants of the said towns, and now the captain 
has notified the king that the said marshal has certified him that he is 
ready to do justice to all merchants and others of England for all damages 
inflicted upon them by the French, provided the king will do the like on 
his part. By K. 

The like, mutatis mutandis, to the bailiffs and echevins of that to'WTi, 
except the clause for holding a conference with the marshal. 

Jan. 15. To Thomas Leggy, mayor of London and escheator in that city. Order 

Westminster, to deliver to Thomas de Petrefeld, the king's yeoman, those tenements in 
the parish of St. Mary atte Hull, near Billyngesgate, London, which 
belonged to Alan Gille, together with the issues thereof from 28 January 
last, as on that day the king granted the said tenements to him for life, 
which tenements escheated to the king because they are held of him and 
Alan died intestate and without an heir, as is said, and afterwards, on its 
being found by inquisition taken by the escheator that Alan was seised at 
his death in his demesne as of fee of two tenements in the said parish, 
whereof one is worth 61s. 4<l. and the other 89.n. IL/. yearly in all issues 
l)eyond the reprises and the rent due therefrom to others, and that those 
t(>nenients are held in chief as is the whole of the said city, and Alan died 
without an heir, the king ordered the escheator to take those tenements 
into the king's hand as his escheat, and to keep them safely until further 
order so that he should answer for the issues thereof at the exchequer. 



28 EDWARD III. 



45 



1354. 

Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 6. 

Westmiuster. 



Oct. 28. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 5. 

Westminster 



. Nov. 27. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 7. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to pay to John de Cobham 50 marks 
for Michaehnas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 
Api'il last, to maintain his estate as a banneret, of 100 marks to be 
received yearly for life, of the issues of that county. 

To the dean of St. Peter's church, York, or to his vice-gercnt and to the 
chapter of that church. Order to deliver to Queen Isabel or to Thomas 
Thebaud and William de Amcote her attorneys for her use, 201. of the 
goods and chattels whicHi belonged to Thomas de London, late prebendary 
of Styvelyngton in that church and of Colworth in the church of 
Chichester, in the said prebend of Styvelyngton, sequestrated by the dean 
and chapter at the king's order, as the queen has besought the king to 
order 20Z. of the said goods and chattels and iOl. of the goods and chattels 
of Thomas in the prebend of Colworth, to be delivered to her. as all 
Thomas's goods have been sequestrated by the king's order for debts in 
which he was bound to the said qneen for the time. when he was her 
treasurer, and it is found by account made thereupon that he is bound 
to her in 60Z. The king has ordered the dean and chapter of Chichester 
to pay the remaining iOl. of goods in the prebend of Colworth to Queen 
Isabel in the form aforesaid. Ijy K. 

To Simon de Cudyngton, escheator in Sussex. Order to deliver the 
manor of Wolbedyng Avith its appurtenances to Richard earl of Arundel, to 
whom the king has given respite until Easter next of his homage therefor, 
and not to intermeddle further with the manors of Hampteuet and 
Pynkehurst with the member of la Pure, delivering to the said earl the 
issues of the said two manors and member from the time of the death of 
Eva late the wife of Edward de Sancto Johanne, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator, that Eva at her death held tlie 
manors of Wolbedyng, Hamptenet near Chichester and Pynkehurst with 
the said member for life in the name of dower, after the death 
of William Paynel, her husband, of the inheritance of Maud, daughter 
and heir of John Paynel, William's brother and heir, and by a fine 
levied in the king's court Maud granted that the said manors, which 
ought to revert to her after Eva's death, should remain to the said 
earl and to his heirs, and that the manor of Wolbedyng is held in chief by 
great serjeanty, and the manors of Hamptenet and Pynkehurst with the 
said member are held of others than the king, and by letters patent the 
king has pardoned the earl his trespass in entering the manor of Wol- 
bedyng and has granted that he should have again and hold that manor 
to him and his heirs with the other manors aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to deliver, by indenture, to John 
Goterest, spicer of Bristol, all his goods and chattels except his ship called 
Ha EU-Mheth,' without delay by the mainprise of Thomas de Coventre of 
Bristol, Thomas de Thorneye, and Eudo Purchas of London, who have 
undertaken before the king and his council at Westminster for the said 
John, who has been placed in forfeited issues to no small sums because he 
did not come before Thomas de Bradeston and his fellows, justices appointed 
to hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses and excesses in the 
county of Gloucester, and w^hose goods and chattels have been arrested for 
that cause by the sheriff", to answer the king on the quinzaine of Hilary 
next concerning the said goods and chattels and other debts which he is 
found to owe by reason of the session of those justices. By C. 

To Roger de Leukenore, escheator in Sussex. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands which are of the dower of Elizabeth wife of 
Gerard de Insula, late the wife of Edmund de Sancto Johanne, tenant in 



46 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1354. 



Oct. 21. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 12. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 10. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 12. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 14. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 7 — cont, 

chief, after Edmund's death, delivering the issues thereof to her and Gerard, 
as by letters patent the king pardoned Gerard and Elizabeth the trespasses 
committed by them in marrying without his licence. 

To Henry Pykard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of JJristol. Order to deliver to Joan de Carrue 6 tuns of wine 
for the present year in that port, receiving from her what he is bound to 
pay in the king's name to the merchants from whom the wine is taken, as 
the king granted to her 6 tuns of wine to be received yearly, during 
pleasure, of his right prise in that port, and afterwards on 22 April in the 
l-lth year of the reign, the king further granted that she should receive 
that wine for life paying to the butler what he shall be bound to pay to the 
merchants. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
Queen Isabel or to her attorney 250^. for Michaelmas term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to her of 1,500^. to be received yearly for 
life in the ports of Boston, London and Kyngeston upon Hull, to wit oOOl. 
in each port. 

The like to the following to wit : — 

The collectors of customs in the port of London. 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 10^ to 
be levied of the lands and chattels of Robert FitzPayn and Ela late his 
wife, without delay, as they are bound to the king in that sum for licence 
to enfeoff Thomas Wygot, parson of Wotton church, and Robert de Saum- 
bourn, clerk, of the manors of Gary and Cherleton Makerel, co. Somerset, 
and the advowson [of the church] of the manor of Cherleton, which are 
held in chief as is said. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to continue in the same state in which 
they now are until the quinzaine of the Purification next any exigents in 
which .John Sampson, parson of Bradeford church, warden of the king's 
works at his manor of Eltham, may be placed in that county, 
and to certify the king without delay of the tenor of a process begun 
against John so that the king may farther cause what is right to be 
done thereupon, as John has besought the king to order the exigents 
to be superseded, or to grant that he may return to the said county 
and render himself to prison, there to stand to right thereupon in 
accordance with the law and custom of the realm, as he was occupied for 
a great while upon the said works, and has been recently placed in 
exigents to be outlawed in Devon by process made there, he being entirely 
ignorant thereof. 

To Miles de Stapclton, escheator in the county of York. Order to cause 
Roger son of Robert de Clifford, brother and heir of Robert son and heir of 
the said Robert de Clifford, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands 
which came into the king's hands by his father's death and by reason of the 
minority of his said b'-other, as Roger has proved his age before Hugh de 
Louthro, escheator in Woslmorland, and the king has taken his homage 
for all the lands which his father held in chief at his death, and rendered 
them to him, the said Robert son of Robert, his brother, having died a 
minor in the king's wardship. By p.s. [22635.] 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
Richard de Willianiescote, escheator in the counties of Oxford and 
Berks. 



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Dec. 14. 

Westminster, 



Moiihmnc 7—coiit. 

Leo de Perton, escheator in the county of Worcester. 

Richard de la Bere, escheator in the county of Hereford and the 

adjacent march of Wales. 
Hugh de Louthrc, escheator in Cumberland and Westmorland. 
Saier de Rochcford, escheator in the county of Lincoln. 

To John Everard, escheator in Wilts. Order to cause Edward son 
and heir of Roger de 8tokke, lately a minor in the king's wardship, to have 
seisin of the manor of Rusteshale, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that RobertdeHungerford,deceased, held that manor 
for life of Edward's inheritance, and that the manor is held in chief by the 
service of a fourth part of a knight's fee, and Edward has proved his age 
before Thomas de la Ryvere, late escheator in that county, and the king has 
taken his homage and has rendered the manor to him. By p.s. [22636.] 

To the same escheator. Order to cause Edward son and heir of Roger 
de Stokke, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands which Robert de 
Hungreford and Geva his wife, now deceased, held for their lives of his 
inheritance, as Edward has proved his age before the escheator and the 
king has taken his homage and has rendered the said lands to him. 

By the same writ. 



MEMBRANE 6. 

Oct. 30. To the bailiffs of Shorham. Order to cause a third part of the goods 

Westminster, of certain merchants of the parts of Normandy, in the keeping of John 
Bernard, burgess of Shorham, to be appraised by the oath of merchants 
and other lawful men of that town, and to deliver them to Thomas 
Paterlyng for the use of himself and his fellows, merchants of London, 
whose goods and merchandise were previously plundered by the French 
at sea, if he shall find security that he will restore that third part to the 
French without delay upon the restitution of his own goods plundered by 
the French, or the price thereof, as the king ordered the said bailiffs to 
receive from Ralph de Saucta Fide, burgess of Depe in Normandy, his two 
sons as hostages and place them in the keeping of Thomas, and after 
delivering a third part of the goods of the said merchants of Normandy to 
John Bernard to deliver the remaining two parts to Ralph or to his attorney 
[as at pii/c 28 ahorc], and now Thomas has besought the king to order the 
said third part to be delivered to him, as Ralph is dead and no restitution 
has been made to Thomas and his fellows of the goods plundered from them. 

Nov. 28. To the justices of the Bench. Robert bishop of Salisbury has shown the 

Westminster, king that whereas he is suing in the king's court by writ of right against 
William earl of Salisbury, for the castle of Shirburne, co. Dorset, as tlie 
right of his church of St. Mary, Salisbury, and the earl, pleading in that 
suit, has alleged that the king granted that castle to William de Monte 
Acuto, the earl's father, and to Katherine, his wife, to hold to themselves and 
the heirs of the body of the said William de Monte Acuto, with reversion to 
the king in default of such heir, and that so he could not answer therefor 
without consulting the king, by pretext of which allegation the justices 
have hitherto delayed to proceed in that plea, whereupon the bishop has 
besought the king to provide a remedy ; order to proceed with that plea 
and to cause full and speedy justice to be done to the parties in accordance 
with the law and custom of the realm, notwithstanding the said allegation, 
but not to render judgment without consulting the king. By p.s. 



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Nov. 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 6 — ennt. 

To the bishop of Durham. Order to permit the collectors appointed by 
the king to hsvy and collect for his use in the liberty of Durham the 
subsidy on each cloth for sale beyond the custom due thereon, granted in 
the great council held in the 27th year of the reign, for remission of the 
forfeiture of the alnage of cloth, pertaining to the king as of the right of 
the crown, to seal the cloth and arrest the forfeitures pertaining to the 
king in the matter, and freely to do all things touching their office in 
accordance with the commission made to them, and not to intermeddle 
in the taking of such subsidy or arrest, of such forfeitures for his own 
use, but if he has levied aught of the subsidy of cloth not sealed or has 
arrested cloth as forfeit because it was exposed for sale before being 
sealed, to deliver them to the collectors by indenture, so that they may be 
able to answer the king therefor, and to restore without delay any money 
levied by him in the name of the said subsidy for his own use and any 
sealed cloth arrested by him by reason of such subsidy to him payable, 
so behaving that a complaint thereupon may not reach the king, as 
although, in accordance with the form of the grant, the king appointed 
certain collectors to levy the subsidy in the liberty of Durham, and to seal 
each cloth when the subsidy had been paid under the seal ordained 
therefor, and to take as forfeit to the king all cloths not so sealed 
which are exposed for sale, yet the bishop hinders those collectors from 
exercising their office, claiming that the subsidy on cloth brought into his 
liberty ought to pertain to him, and causes the subsidy to be exacted for 
his own use both of cloth on which it has been paid and of cloth on 
which it has not been paid, and cloth to be arrested for that cause, 
and the king wonders that he has presumed to do such things, especially 
as he is bound by oath to the preservation of the king's rights, and 
it is not lawful nor reasonable that such a subsidy, which pertains 
purely to the king as of the right of his crown, by reason of the remission 
aforesaid, should be collected by any except his ministers especially 
deputed for the purpose. 

Vacated bccaiiae the inil viis siorevdered and nutltivij trax dime thereitpov. 



Membrane 5. 

Nov. 7. To Reynold de Cobham, captain of the king's town of Calais. Order to 

Westminster, arrest and keep safe until further order all goods and merchandise of John 
Tynard and Florus Fleure of St. Yalery and John Mountstroill and Clays 
de ]3ak of the realm of France and of merchants and others of the town of 
St. Valery and elsewhere of the power of France, found in the port of 
Calais, certifying the king in chancery from time to time of the nature and 
value of the goods so arrested and of their owners, as lately at the suit of 
Robert Clement of Hamelhok showing that the said John, Florus, John, 
and Clays had attacked a ship of his called ' la Xieolan ' of Hok, laden with 
35 tuns of wine, 2 bales of 'cordewan,' 2 bales of almonds, and 2 bales 
of skins of budge, whereof 4 tuns and one pipe of wine belonged to Robert 
and the residue of the said wine and merchandise belonged to Richard de 
Crosedale, Henry de Sutton and John Taverner of (4reat Yarmouth, at the 
time of the truces last begun between the king and his adversaries of France, 
wh(>n sailing at sea near Sandwich, and they killed several men then found 
in the ship, and took Robert with the ship and goods and carried them to 
St. Val6ry and did their will therewith, and imprisoned Robert, and he 
beseeching the king to provide a remedy, the king ordered Bartholomew 
de Burgherssb, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports 



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Membrane 5 — co7it. 

to take inquisition upon the matter, by which it was found that the said 
John, Floras, John and Clays and certain other unknown pirates of the 
power of France, entered that ship, price 55^. laden with the cases aforesaid 
price 200Z., owned as aforesaid, at sea near Sandwich, in the time of 
the said truces, to wit on 2Gth May last, killed several men in the ship 
took Robert and the ship with the merchandise therein to the town of St. 
Valery and imprisoned Robert there, without making any restitution to 
him or to the said merchants, contrary to the form of the said truces, and 
the king ordered the said captain to write to the keepers of the said truces 
in the parts of St. Valery or others who are bound to reform such attempts 
in accordance with the truces, for the reformation of the premises, and 
the captain returned that although he had requested the lord of Landas, 
captain of Boulogne, to reform the premises, in accordance with his ofiSce, 
yet he has not hitherto cared to do so. By C. 

The like to the following, ' mutath mutandis,' to wit: — 

The bailiffs and echevins of Calais. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. 

The bailiffs of Weymuth. 

The bailiffs of Shorham. 



MEMBRANE 4. 

Dec. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the 

Westminster, rolls and memoranda of the exchequer touching the foundation of the 
hospital of St. James near Westminster, and after taking inquisition if 
necessary concerning the lands and rents conferred upon the hospital by the 
king's progenitors, to cause all such lands and rents which have been 
alienated by the presidents or masters of the hospital, in whosesoever hands 
they may be, in the king's city or its suburbs or in other places, to be taken 
into the king's hand, and to maintain with the issues thereof those who 
support the charges incumbent on the hospital and ought to live of its alms 
in accordance with the foundation thereof, as the second statute passed at 
Westminster in the time of Edward I contains that if the wardens of 
hospitals and other religious houses founded by that king or his progenitors 
alienate the lands conferred upon their houses by the king, those lands shall 
be taken into the king's hand and held at will, and the purchaser shall lose 
his recovery both of the land and of the money which he paid, and now 
the king has learned that some lands and rents of the said hospital, which 
is of royal foundation, have been alienated by the presidents or others 
pretending themselves to be masters of the hospital, to the prejudice of the 
hospital and the annulling of the chantries and other alms established 
there. By C. 

Dec. 12. To John de Berneye, Thomas de Drayton, Reynold de Eckles and Hugh 

Westminster, de Fastolf. Order not to take any inquisitions concerning men dwelling 
in towns on the sea coast without the port of Great Yarmouth, by reason 
of their buying of herrings brought to those towns freely by the fishermen, 
and not to molest them or others except those who meet ships and goods 
coming to Great Yarmouth to forestall the same either in that port or at 
sea, and so buy or bespeak those goods, whom the king wishes to be duly 
punished, as on being lately informed that certain merchants and others 
meet ships coming to the king's town of Great Yarmouth laden with 
herrings and other goods for the port and fair of that town both in the 
port and on the sea coast near the port, and buy and bespeak the goods and 
merchandise before they can reach the town to be unladed and sold, fore- 



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]^35^ Membrane 4 — cont. 

stalling them for their own gain, the king appointed John, Thomas, 
Reynold and Hugh to take an inquisition upon the matter by lawful men 
of the county of Norfolk and to certify him thereupon, and now the king 
has learned from the plaint of the men of the towns adjacent to that port 
on either side that John and the others unjustly molest them because they 
buy herrings which the fishermen take at sea and bring to those towns 
freely and there expose for sale, although they may lawfully do so in 
accordance with the ordinance of the king and council thereupon, where- 
upon the said men have besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 



1355. 

Jan. 20. 
Weetininster. 



1354. 

June 21. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 3. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Writ to issue summons for an eyre 
concerning the forests of Rokholt, Claryndon, Grovele and Melchet in that 
bailiwick, to be held at Salisbury on Monday before St. Gregory next before 
Thomas de Brewosa, Richard de Wylughby, William de Thorp and John 
Inkepenne, appointed justices in eyre for pleas of the forest in that county 
and in Wilts. 

To William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
pleas before the king. Whereas Roger de Mortuo Mary, earl of March, — 
who has been restored to the title and estate which Roger de Mortuo Mari, 
late earl of March, held before he was taken and adjudged to death, in 
regard to actions and hereditary successions of all manors, honours, 
castles, lordships, lands, demesnes, services, reversions, liberties, fees and 
advowsons and to all other rights as if no judgment had been rendered 
against the earl, because that judgment was annulled as erroneous in the 
last parliament held at Westminster on account of divers errors found in 
the record and process — is suing as kinsman and heir of the said Roger, 
against William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, for restitution of the 
land of Dynbegh in Wales which, as he asserts, belonged to the said late 
earl of March in fee on the day of the said judgment, falling to the present 
earl of March, as the right and inheritance of the late earl his grandfather, 
whose heir he is ; and the earl of Salisbury pleading before the king in 
that affair has alleged that the king granted by charter, dated 18 January 
in the 4th year of the reign, the castle, town, manor and honour of 
Dynbegh and the cantreds of Ros, Reywynok, and Kaiernier and the 
conamote of Dynmael in Wales, which the present earl of March calls the 
land of Dyncbogh in the said writ, to William de Monte Acuto, father of 
the present earl of Salisbury, who is the heir of his body, to hold to himself 
and the heirs of his body together with the knights' fees, advowsons of 
churches, chapels, religious houses and hospitals, and with the hundreds, 
markets, fairs, chaces, warrens, parks, w^oods, free fisheries, royalties, 
liberties, free customs and all other appurtenances, to the value of 1,000 
marks of land yearly, with reversion to the king if William the father 
should die without such an heir, that afterwards by another charter, dated 
24 April in the 12th year of the reign, the king ratified that grant with 
the assent of the prelates, earls, barons and others of the council, granting 
that if the said castle, town, manor, honour, cantreds and commote or any 
parcel thereof should be recovered or deraigned out of the earl's hand by 
judgment of the king's court, without the earl's fault, then the king should 
provide the earl with other lands to the value of those so recovered out of his 
hands, for himself and the heirs of his body for ever, and by another charter 
dated 1 May in tlie 15th year of the reign the king granted to the bite earl 



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of Salisbury with the like assent, that in case the grants of lands made by 
the king should be revoked by the king in parliament or without a parlia- 
ment, the grants made to the said carl should remain in force, and that he 
and his heirs should hold the castles and other things granted to him, not- 
withstanding any revocation, and so the present earl of Salisbury asserts that 
he ought not to answer for the said castle, town, manor, honour, cantreds 
and commote without the king, upon which pretext the justices have delayed 
to proceed further in that plea, whereupon the earl of March has besought 
the king to provide a remedy : order, if such process has been taken in that 
aft'air, to proceed further in the plea with all speed, and to do justice to the 
parties in accordance with the judgment of the said parliament, notwith- 
standing the charters or allegation aforesaid. By K. 



Dec. 20. 

Westminster 



1355. 
Jan. 2. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 22. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 2. 

To John de Palton, escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order to cause 
Robert son of Richard le Grey of Codenore and Elizabeth his wife to 
have seisin of the manors of Cherleton and Gary and of the advowsons of 
the churches of those manors, and not to intermeddle further with the 
manors of Ceden, Staple and Wroxhale or with the advowsons of the 
churches of those manors, delivering the issues thereof to them, as the king 
has learned by divers inquisitions taken by the escheator that Robert fitz 
Payn, at his death, held the manors of Ceden, Staple, Cherleton and Gary 
and the advowsons of the churches of those manors in Somerset, and 
the manor of Wroxhale and the advowson of the church thereof in 
Dorset, to himself and the heirs male of his body, with remainder, in default 
of such heirs, to the said Robert son of Richard and Elizabeth and to the 
heirs of the body of Robert, by a fine levied in the king's court, that the 
manors of Cherleton and Gary and the advowsons of the churches thereof 
are held in chief by knight service, and the manors of Ceden, Staple and 
Wroxhale and the advowsons of the churches thereof are held of others 
than the king, and that the said Robert fitz Payn died without an heir male 
of his body, and for 20s. which Robert son of Richard has paid and because 
he is staying in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, in the 
company of Guy de Bryan, the king has respited until Michaelmas next 
his homage for the manors and advowsons of Cherleton and Gary, unless 
he return to England in the meantime. 

The said 20s. were paid in the hanaper. 

To John de Middelton. Order to be attendant with all diligence upon 
the king's affairs, as the king wishes him to be his attorney to prosecute 
his affairs before Bartholomew de Burgherssh the elder, William de 
Thorp and their fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers 
felonies and trespasses in Kent and to do certain other things con- 
tained in the letters patent to them. The king has ordered those justices 
to admit John for this. . By C. 

To Reynold de Dyk, escheator in Kent. Order not to intermeddle 
farther with certain manors which were taken into the king's hand by the 
death of William de Glynton, earl of Huntingdon, delivering the issues 
thereof from the time of the earl's death to Juliana, late his wife, as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by William^de Apulderfeld, late 
escheator in that county, that the said earl, at his death, held the manors 
of Preston, Dene, Westgate, Ripple, Hamme, Elham, Esshetesford, Berton, 



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igcK Membrane 2 — cont. 

Pakemanston, Colbrugge, Beaurepeyr, Herietesham, Eslyng, Godwynston, 
Gore, Mere, Langele, Boteryngbery (s/c), Leyborne, Slayhull, Weldeslade, 
Eynesford, Bykenore, Bromsmyth, Elmerston and Overlond of the right of 
Juliana. 

To John de Keynes, escheator in the county of Northampton. Like order 
not to intermeddle further with the manor of Toucestre in that county, as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by Walter Paries, late escheator in 
that county, that the said earl, at his death, held that manor as of the 
dower of Juliana his wife, falling to her after the death of John de 
Hastynges, formerly her husband. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in the counties of Warwick and 
Leicester. Like order not to intermeddle farther with certain manors and 
advowsons taken into the king's hand by the death of the said earl, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that the earl, at his 
death, held the manors of Allesleye, Filyngleye, Burthyngbury, Fulbrokand 
two parts of the manor of Aston Cantelowe and the advowsons of the churches 
of Allesleye, Burghyngbury and of the chapel of Fulbrok, co. Warwick, and 
view of frank pledge of Snarkeston and Dadelyngton and the advowsons of 
the churches of Burbache, Ibestoke and Shakereston, co. Leicester, as of 
the dower of Juliana, late his wife, falling to her after the death of John de 
Hastynges, her former husband. 

To Hugh fitz Symon, escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. Like order 
not to intermeddle further with the manors, hamlet and advowson taken 
into the king's hand by the death of the said earl, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by John de Coggeshale, late escheator in those counties, 
that the earl at his death held the manors of Thuriton and Suthanyngfeld 
and the hamlet of Fange with the advowson of Thuriton church, co. 
Essex, and the manor of Juvelesbury, co. Hertford as of the dower of 
Juliana, his wife, falling to her after the death of John de Hastynges, her 
former husband. 

To John Everard, escheator in Wilts. Like order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Littelton in that county, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by Thomas de la Ryvere, late escheator in that county, 
that the same earl at his death held that manor as of the dower of Juliana 
his wife, falling to her after the death of John de Hastynges, her former 
husband. 

To Roger de Leukenore, escheator in Surrey. Like order not to 
intermeddle, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by Simon de 
Cudyngton, late escheator in that county, that the said earl, at his death 
held a messuage in Suthwerk called ' Hastyngcsyn ' as of the dower of 
Juliana late his wife, falling to her after the death of the said John de 
Hastynges. 

To William de Overton, escheator in the county of Southampton. Like 
order not to intermeddle fiu-ther with the manor of Wynchefeld and the 
advowson of the church of that manor, as the Jung has learned by inquisi- 
tion taken by John de Wynton, late escheator in that county, that the said 
earl at his death held the said manor and advowson as of the right of 
Juliana his wife. 

To Thomas de Moreaux, escheator in Norfolk and Suffolk. Like order 
not to intermeddle, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
Edward de Cretyng, late escheator in that county {sic), that the said earl at 



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his death held the manors of Sutton and Asshele,co. Norfolk, and the manors 
of Otteleye and Reydon, co. Suffolk, as of the dower ( f Juliana his wife, 
falling to her after the death of John de Hastynges, her former husband. 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Salop. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Worfeld in that county, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that the said earl at his 
death held that manor as of the dower of Juliana late his wife, falling to 
her after the death of John de Hastynges, her former husband. 

To William de Leden, escheator in the county of Gloucester. Order not 
to intermeddle farther with the manor of Gutyng and its members, 
delivering the issues thereof, from the time of the death of the said earl, to 
Juliana, late his wife, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that the earl at his death held the said manor jointly with Julian, 
to themselves and the earl's heirs, by a fine levied in the king's court, and 
that the said manor and its members are held in chief by knight service, 
and the king has taken Juliana's fealty. 



1354. 

Dec. 20. 

Westminster 



Nov. 7. 
Westminatei. 



Membrane 1. 

To the collectors of the customs and subsidies in the port of London. 
Order to pay to Richard Skaii or to his attorney 5 marks which are 
in arrear to him, receiving from him the king's letters patent in his favour, 
to be taken to the receipt of the exchequer in the king's discharge, as the 
king lately ordered John Malewayn, surveyor of the king's customs and 
subsidies, and the collectors of the customs and subsidies in the port of 
Kyngeston upon Hull to cause allowance to be made to Richard of 20s. on 
every sack of his own wool taken out of that port, of the issues of the said 
customs and subsidies, until he should be satisfied for 5 marks of 10 marks 
lent by him to the king, which the king, by letters patent, granted him to 
take of the said issues in two years, of which sum he has been satisfied -for 
5 marks for the first year in the said port of Kyngeston, by the king's 
order, as appears fully by the endorsement of the said letters, and the 
king wishes him to be satisfied for the remaining 5 marks. 

To John de Wycomb of Bristol. Order to cause nine entire woollen 
cloths to be appraised by lawful men of that town and to deliver them to 
Peter Colpek, merchant of that town, by a mainprise, and to permit him to 
do his will therewith, certifying the king in chancery without delay of that 
livery and of the price of the cloth, as Peter has besought the king to order 
that cloth to be dearrested as Hamon Colbrond caused the said cloth, which 
he intended to take to Ireland, to be coketted and customed in that port, 
and paid there the custom due thereon, as appears by the letters patent 
under the cocket seal in that port, and afterwards Ellis Fraunceys 
recovered the cloth against Hamon by process in the court of Bristol and 
sold it to Peter, who wished to take it to Ireland without paying any other 
custom thereon, but Richard English, water bailiff in the port of that 
town, had arrested the cloth as forfeit to the king because it was not 
coketted in Peter's name, pretending that he had not paid the custom due 
thereon, and delivered it to John to be kept safely for the king's use, 
and the king wishes to be more fully assured whether the cloth ought to be 
confiscated for the cause or no, and has learned that the cloth has greatly 
deteriorated since its arrest, and because Peter has found Thomas de 
Coventre and John Castelacre of the county of Gloucester, his mainpernors 
before the king in chancery, to answer to the king for the said cloth or the 
price thereof if it be adjudged forfeit to him for the said cause. By C. 



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1354. 



Jan. 2a 

Westminstei . 



Jan. 29. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 30. 

Westminster. 

Jan. 80. 
Westminstei 

Jan. 80. 

Westminster. 

Feb. 3. 
Westminster 



MEMBRANE 30d. 

Enrolment of release by Robert de Morton, parson of Newechurche 
church to Thomas de Holbourn, clerk, of all his right and claim in a 
messuage and 9.s. of quit rent in Holbourne in the suburb of London, which 
they purchased of brother Ralph de Welyngham, executor of William de 
Grenestede, as is fully contained in the charter of feoffment thereupon. 
Dated at Holbourn in the said suburb on Monday after the Conversion of 
St. Paul, 28 Edward III. 

Memorayiihim that Robert came into chancery at Westminster on 22 
January and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Geoffrey abbot of Eynesham, acknowledges for himself and convent that 
they owe to John de Herdewyk juxta Bannebury 50^. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
the county of Oxford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The same abbot acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to 
Simon Power of Chepyngiambourn 501. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Merlawe acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Ingelby, clerk, 
60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

Essex. 

Cancelled on jmyment. 

William Melbury, Henry Goundevile and Thomas Godewyne acknow- 
ledge that they owe to John son of Roger de Betenesthorne 60s. ; to be 
levied etc. in the county of Southampton. 

Robert bishop of Salisbury acknowledges that he owes to Stephen de 
Cusyngton 200/. ; to be levied etc. in Wilts. 

Stephen de Cusyngton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert, 
bishop of Salisbury 1001. ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 

John son of John atte Pole of Edelmeton, co. Middlesex, acknowledges 
that he owes to John Reyner, the elder, citizen and cornmonger of London, 
120Z. ; to be levied etc. in Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ed[mund] prior of St. Bartholomew's, London, acknowledges for himself 
and convent that they owe to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 20Z.; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods 
in Middlesex. 

Meiiioraud 11)11 that on the day of St. Vincent, to wit 22 January, brother 
Nicholas de Hales, prior of Clerkenwell, London, brother Roger de 
Mitlyton, brother Hugh Archer, brother Thomas Pipard and other 
brethren and preceptors of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England presented to the king in the Tower of Londor, in his chamber 
near the great hall towards the Thames, on behalf of the superior master of 
the said Hospital of Rodes, brother John Pavely whom the said master had 
appointed prior of the said Hospital in England, beseeching the king to 
admit John as prior, to administer the things which pertain to the Hospital 
in England and to dispose thereof ; and those presenting asserted that no 
prior had ever done fealty to the king hitherto save once when brother 
Leonard de Tibertis of Monteleone (de Monte Leoni\'<), late prior, did 
fealty to the king under protest that it should not turn to the prejudice of 
the Hospital, and the king admitted John as prior in the form aforesaid, 
and at the order of the king and of the council, then present, the prior did 
fealty to the king under like protest. 



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1354. 

Feb. 5. 

Westminster. 

Feb. 7. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 13. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 30d — cont. 

Eichard de Eston of Istilworth acknowledge." that he owes to William 
del Brun 'dOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands arid chattels 
in Middlesex. 

John Goscelyn of Snetesham acknowledges that he owes to John Darcy 
of Knayth QOl. ; to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 

Peter, prior of Tuttebury, acknowledges for himself and convent that 
they owe to Jolm Vassour, clerk, 60Z. ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
Stafford. 

Mciiioranditni that the affair pending before the council between Queen 
Isabel and the prior of Coventry has been continued in the same state in 
which it now is until the octaves of Holy Trinity next, with the assent of 
John le Bruyn, the queen's attorney. 

Enrolment of grant by Eichard de Bayous, knight, of the county of 
Huntingdon, to Eichard de Essex, citizen and draper of London, his 
heirs and assigns, of iOl. yearly of free and quit rent, to be received at 
Midsummer and Christmas in equal portions of all his manor of Conyngton, 
CO. Huntyngdon, with power of distraint in that manor if the rent be 
in arrear. Witnesses : John de Bures, Nicholas Hotot, Eobert Picot, 
Thomas Damport, William de Cave. Dated London, 10 February, 
28 Edward III. 

Mciiinramlniii that the said Eichard de Bayous came into chancery at 
Westminster on the said 10 February and acknowledged the preceding 
deed. 

Master John de Echynghamme, parson of Wodeton church in the diocese 
of Canterbury, acknowledges that he owes to John de Scarle, clerk, 201. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 2dd. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Huntyngfeld, knight, to Master Eichard 
de Sharnelesford, clerk, Eichard Malot, clerk, and Eichard de Claneford, of 
all the lands, rents and services which he held in the towns of Theydenboys 
and Theydengernoun and which came to him by hereditary right after the 
death of Sir Walter de Huntyngfeld, knight, his father, and which the said 
Walter gave to Hugh, John's brother, and the heirs of his body, saving to 
John the reversion thereof. Witnesses : Sir John de Haveryng, Sir 
John de Goldyngham, knights, Thomas Gernoun, Bartholmew Langrych, 
John le Wryght, the younger, William atte Hacche, John Plente. Dated 
Theydenboys, Sunday after St. Agatha, 28 Edward III. 

Monorandiiiii that John came mto chancery at Westminster on 13 
February and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Memorandum that Peter de Eychemund and Illardus de Usflet have main- 
perned to have the body of Eichard de Aston, clerk, detained in prison in 
the Tower of London by the king's order, before the king's council from 
day to day when the king shall wish to speak against him, wherefore the 
constable of the Tower is ordered to release Eichard. 

William son of Eichard de la Pole, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
to Thomas de Berkele of Uleye, knight, 40L ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 

Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 13. 

Westminster. 



Fob. 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 29(1 — cont. 

Richard Damory, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the king 2,000Z. ; 
to be levied etc., in the county of Oxford. 

Afterwards bi/ letters jiatent dated 1 July in the Mtli year of the reiyn, the 
hliuj pardoned Richard the said 2,000/. fur certain causes contained in those 
letters, and therefore this recoynisance is cancelled by the Icing's order. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and Richard Damory, 
knight, witnessing that whereas Richard is bound to the king in 2,000Z. by 
the preceding recognisance to be paid at Whitsuntide next, the king 
grants that if Richard holds all his lands in the county of Oxford and else- 
where in England, which he holds in demesne without aliening or demising 
anything thereof and without charging them with debt, rent or other 
charge before he has treated with the king upon the treaties made between 
the king and him previously, to enfeoff the king thereof between now and the 
quinzaine of Easter next if it please him to take them, as may be agreed 
between them in the meantime, or have the king's permission to do his 
pleasure with the lands, if it shall not please the king to purchase them ; 
then the recognisance shall be void, but otherwise shall remain in force. 
Dated Westminster (Weyi)wiister), 13 February, 28 Edward III. French. 

Vacated because Richard, by the kim/s order, enfeoffed John Chaundos, 
kniyht, of all the said lands, and so fulfilled all the conditions contained in 
this indenture, and therefore tins 2)art of the indenture is surrendered to be 
cancelled, wherefore both the indenture and the recoynisance mentioned therein 
are cancelled, and that jmrt of the indenture is on the files among the ui-its of 
the dAth year. 

To .John de Molyns and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers felonies, trespasses, and excesses in Kent and Sussex. 
Order to continue in the same state in which they now are all the processes 
begun against certain men of AVynchelse and La Rie until three weeks from 
Easter next, and not to molest them in the meantime, as the barons and 
other men of the Cinque Ports have shown the king that whereas in accord- 
ance with the liberties and privileges granted to them by charters of the 
kings of England, and in accordance with customs in practice from time out 
of mind, they ought to plead and be impleaded before the warden of the 
Cinque Ports or him who supplies his place, at the king's court of iShipweya, 
for all homicides, felonies and trespasses committed within the liberty of 
the Ports, and they have been accustomed to answer there and not elsewhere, 
and now several men of the towns of Wynchelse and la Rie which are 
members of the Ports, indicted for certain felonies, trespasses and excesses 
committed within the liberty of the ports, are impeached before those 
justices, it is said, contrary to the said liberties and customs, where- 
upon they have besought the king to provide a remedy, and the king, 
wishing an enquiry to be made upon the matter by Bartholomew de 
Burgborssh, constable of Dover and warden of the Cinque Ports, gave 
the said day to the barons and men of the Cinque Ports to be before the 
king and his council at Westminster with their charters and evidences touch- 
ing the said liberties, and to show these and all other things which they have 
for their immunity in the matter, and the king has ordered Bartholomew to 
bo there to inform the king and his council upon the premises and to do 
and receive what should be ordered there. By C. 

Order in pursuance to Bartholomew to attend on the said day. 

William Filol of Dorset acknowledges that be owes to John de 
Farnebergh and Elizabeth his wife lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of bis lauds and chattels in the county of Dorset. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John. 



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1354. 

Feb. 16. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 17. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 21. 

Westminster. 



Mewbyanc 1%il — cont. 

Henry atte Penne of Bledelawe acknowledges that he owes to brother 
Peter do Falco, prior of Okebourne and fermor of that priory, 40L ; to be 
levied etc. in the county of P>uckingham. 

John Brian of Bledehxwe acknowledges that he owes to the same priory 
40/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Buckingham. 

William de Dyk, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
de Dersyngham 40L ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

William Filol of Dorset acknowledges that he owes to Ellis de 
Grymesby, clerk, 8/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Dorset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Bentele acknowledges that he owes to John, archbishop of York, 
20 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 
Cancelled on i)a;/)iient. 

Richard abbot of Lesnes in the diocese of Rochester acknowledges, for 
himself and convent, that they owe to Adam Fraunccys and Thomas de 
Langeton, clerk, citizens of London, 500/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the county of 
Kent. 

Cancelled on paijment, acknou'le.d(/ed by Adam. 

John de Charneles, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to .John de Elsham, 
clerk, 8/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the county of Leicester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Chaworth the elder, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de la Pole the elder, knight, 20 marks ; to be levied etc. in the 
county of Derby. 

Master Robert de Hakthorp, parson of Slyngesby church, acknowledges 
that he owes to John de Wynewyk, treasurer of York, 200/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
the county of York. 

Enrolment of a writing of John de Elsham, clerk, testifying that whereas 
Sir John Charneles, clerk, is bound to him in HI. by a recognisance made 
in chancery, to be paid at Michalmas next, he grants that if Sir John pay 
him or his attorney 4/. at the said feast then the recognisance shall be null. 
Dated Westminster, 19 February, 28 Edward HI. French. 

Memorandum that the said John de Elsham came into the chancery at 
Westminster on 20 February and acknowledged the preceding writing. 

To William de Shareshull, the chief justice. Order to release Hugh de 
Berewyk, knight, from the Marshalsea prison where he is detained for 
certain disobediences to the king, it is said, after taking a mainprise from 
him to be before the king on the quinzaine of Easter next to answer him 
upon the premises. By K. 

To the keeper of the Marshalsea prison. The like order to release Hugh 
de Berewyk. By K. 



58 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



,or, MEMBRANE 2H(J. 

1354. 

Enrolment of grant by William de Montagu, earl of Salisbury, lord of 
Man and of Dynbegh, to Roger Loryng, his chamberlain, for his good ser- 
vice, of a yearly rent and pension of 101. to be received for life of the earl's 
manor of Cory Ryvel, co. Somerset, with power of distraint in that manor 
if the rent be in arrear. Witnesses : Sir .John de Montagu, Sir .John de 
Wyngefeld, Sir .John Giftord, ]>rian de Stapilton, Walter Gophay. Dated 
London, 10 January, 23 Edward III. French. 

Enrolment of indenture granting that whereas William de Montagu, earl 
of Salisbury, lord of Maan and Dynbegh, has granted to Roger Loryng the 
manor of Dounheved near Leye, co. Somerset, to hold of him for life, 
rendering a lance of war yearly at Midsummer, and doing the customary 
services to the chief lords of the fee, as appears by a writing made to him, 
Roger, in enlargement of his estate, shall have the said manor with its 
appurtenances to himself and the heirs male of his body, to hold of the 
earl, rendering a lance and doing service as aforesaid, and if he die without 
such an heir the manor shall revert to the earl. Witness : Sir John de 
Montagu, the earl's brother. Sir John de Wyngefeld, Brian de Stapelton, 
Richard de Chaddeslee, Thomas Waryn. Dated London, 20 April, 
27 Edward III. French. 

Memormuhnii that the said earl came into the chancery at Westminster 
on 30 January and acknowledged the preceding deed and indenture. 

Enrolment of release by Robert son of Richard Gossalin, knight, to John 
Merelawe, of all his right and claim in all the lands, rents and marshes in 
the towns of Westtillebury, Esttillebury and Mockynge which Maud atte 
Welle formerly held of her inheritance after the death of John atte Welle. 
Witnesses : John de Rocwode, John de Walton, Benedict de Ditton, William 
de Horneby, Alan de Ormisby, Hugh atte Chepyngge, Thomas Ran. Dated 
Westtillebury, Sunday after the Conversion of St. Paul, 28 Edward III. 

Meinoranditm that Robert came into the chancery at Westminster on 30 
January and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment ol bond of Ed[mund] de Brauhyngg, prior of St. Bar- 
tholomew's church, Smythefeld, London and the convent of that place 
to David de Wollore, clerk, in GO/, received from him on loan, to to be paid 
to him or to his attorney bearing this deed in the said church on 
I\Iidsummer day next. Dated London, in their chapter house, Wednesday 
the feast of St. Agatha, 28 Edward III. 

Meinoranduin that the prior came into the chancery at Westminster on 
5 February and acknowledged the preceding bond. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that although the prior and convent of St. 
Bartholomew's church, Smythefeld, are bound to David de Wollore, clerk, 
in GO/, by the preceding bond, David grants that if they pay him 30/. in 
tlieir church on the morrow of Trinity next or otherwise satisfy him for 
that sum, then the said bond shall be null. Dated London, in the priory 
of St. Bartholomew, Thursday after St, Agatha, 28 Edward III. 

Meiiiurandiiiii that David came into the chancery at Westminster on 6 
February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Feb. 8. John de la Beche, knight, acknowledges that ho owes to William de 

Westminster. Presfen 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Northumberland. 
CancclUil on /xii/nient. 



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59 



1354. 



Feb. 13. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 14. 

Westminster. 



Mcmhrmie 28(1 — cont. 

Enrolment of general release by John de Tyngewyk, clerk, to Michael dc 
Ravendale, clerk. Dated London, 28 January, 28 Edward III. 

Mcniorauduiii that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 
28 January and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and Hugh de 
Wychyngham of London, witnessing that the king has granted to Hugh 
for the term of one year all exchanges of his own money and of all other 
moneys, gold and silver plates and broken silver, to hold in the king's name 
in all suitable places where he shall please, as well in the king's mints 
{coiiinoiies) as elsewhere in England, without any impeachment, rendering 
500/. yearly to the king in his chamber for all manner of profits arising 
from those exchanges; and the king grants that no one but Hugh and 
his deputies shall make exchange of gold or silver for profit during the 
said time, to the end that no one shall commit damage or fraud upon the 
exchanges ; that no sterlings or old gold of his moneys shall be received in 
his mints to be melted except by Hugh and his deputies, saving that if any 
one of the king's allegiance bring money of gold or silver to his mints to be 
exchanged or melted, they may do so upon oath that such money belongs 
to their lords or to themselves and is received from their treasure or rents 
or by other way, without purchase and without fraud, damage or deceit of the 
said exchanges, such money of the king's lieges shall be received at the mints 
to be changed and melted without hindrance from Hugh and his deputies ; 
and that no alien shall bring gold or silver bullion to the moneyer to make 
money thereof unless he prove by oath or other lawful way that it was not 
old gold or of the sterling of England, and likewise no native, unless he in 
like manner prove that it was not bought to do damage or fraud upon the 
said exchanges ; the king also wishes Hugh to have a man at the said mints 
on his behalf at his cost to see the receipt both of gold and silver and to 
accept the proof in manner aforesaid ; and sufficient warranty for this shall 
be made by the king to the warden and masters of the mints and they 
shall be Serjeants to do this; Hugh shall also have suitable houses at the 
mints in the Tower of London, to keep exchange there for ease of the 
people, without giving anything, and in other places where the mints are 
held the king shall not be bound to find houses for him for exchanges ; 
the king also agrees to make to Hugh at the end of the year a general 
acquittance under the great seal for him and his deputies for payments of 
the 500Z. ; and for the payinent of that sum Hugh has found the following 
mainpernors, to wit, Nicholas Pyke of London, Thomas Pykeman, Fulk de 
Horewold and Robert Maii of London, who have undertaken severally to 
answer to the king for the said sum and to perform the conditions 
aforesaid ; the king also grants that Hugh shall have all necessary writs 
under the great and privy seals. Dated Westminster, 2 February, 
28 Edward III. French. 

Nicholas de Stotevill, parson of Harwell church, acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Usflet lOOv. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in the county of York. 

William Tithynglombe of London, poulterer, acknowledges that he owes 
to Maud late the wife of Augustine le Waleys 40/. : to be levied etc. in the 
city of London. 

Cancelled on payment acknowledged by brother John de Ardern, prior of the 
Austin Friars, London, and Robert de Brome, parso?i of Styvenach church, 
executors of Maud's trill. 



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CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 

March 12. 

Westminster. 



March 13. 
Westminster. 



March 16. 

Westminster. 



March 16. 

Westminster. 



March 19. 

Westminster. 



March 19. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 27'/. 

John de Insnhi of Rongemont {de liiiheo Monte) acknowledges that he 
owes to hrothcr Robert de Harton, prior of Bolton in Craven, and to the 
convent of that place 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in the county of York. 

John del Castel acknowledges that he owes to Adam de Hesham 20 
marks ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Meinorandimi that the Marquis of Juliers has been satisfied for that fee 
of 1,000/. which he receives yearly from the king, to wit 400Z. at the 
exchequer and 600/. of the issues of the customs in the port of Boston, for 
9J years from Easter in the 23rd year of the reign, as may fully appear by 
the memoranda of the exchequer, and therefore writs will not be made to 
him for the payment of that fee until the 9^ years have passed. 

Richard de Kiselyngbury and Thomas Motte, citizens and drapers of 
London, acknowledge that they owe severally to the abbot of Battle 30/. : 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city 
of London. 

Henry de Colevill, knight, and Thomas de Eltesle, parson of Lambheth 
church, acknowledge that they owe severally to William de Burton, 
knight, 200 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Cambridge. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to super- 
sede until Easter next and for two years after that feast the demand made 
upon Elizabeth de Burgo, one of the parceners of the liberty of Kilkenny, 
for payment of certain debts, and to caiise those debts to be levied of the 
lands, goods and chattels of the late stewards of that liberty for the king's 
use in her discharge, certifying the king in the chancery of England at the 
end of the two years, of what has been levied thereof in the meantime, as 
it is found by the certificate of the treasurer and barons sent into the said 
chancery that Elizabeth owes to the king 239/. 12.s. 6f'/. of her purparty of 
that liberty for Puik de Dene, late steward there, of the arrears of his 
account, and 298/. 9.s. 3'/. of her purparty of that liberty, for divers of her 
debts, for Oliver de Fraxineto, late steward there, of the arrears of his 
account, and now Elizabeth has besought the king to order those debts to 
be levied of the said stewards' lands, as the said stewards held sufficient 
lands wherefrom answer could be made for all claims. By K. 

John do Wendoure, vintner of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
Bernard Dyose, vintner of London, 73/. 13.s. id. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Roger Fynches, vintner of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
]>ernard Dyose, vintner of London, 113/> 6.s. 8(/. ; to be levied etc. in the 
city of London. 

Cancelled o)i payment. 

John de Botheby, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Thoresby, clerk, 8/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Insula of Rougemont acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Cicestr[ia], citizen and goldsmith of London, -100 marks; to be levied etc. 
in the county of Cambridge. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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1354. 

March 18. 

WeBtminster. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 



March 20. 

Westminster. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 



March 22. 

Westminster. 



March 28. 
Westminster. 



March 23. 

Westminster. 



MefPihranc 27'/ — cnnt. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas 
de Holand, who is about to set out to the parts of Britanny in the king's 
service, to have respite until Midsummer next for all debts and accounts in 
which he is bound at the exchequer. By K. and C. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and Sir William Stury, 
witnessing that William has undertaken the custody of the islands of 
Gernereye, Gereseye, Serk and Aureneye for the term of three years 
beginning on 2 April next, at his own costs in all things, and he shall 
receive for his use all the profits, issues and revenues of the said islands 
during the said term, rendering to the king 2001. yearly at his exchequer, 
and the king has also granted of his special favour that the said 
ferm shall be allowed to him yearly at the exchequer in part satisfaction of 
the debts which he can show by clear evidences that the king owes to him, 
up to the sum of 466Z, 13.s. 4d. In witness whereof the king has put the 
great seal to one part of this indenture. Dated Westminster, 20 March, 
28 Edward III. French. By K. and C. 

[F\i'dera.] 

To William de Bromle, treasurer of Dublin. Order, upon sight of these 
presents, to come to England so that he be at Westminster on the octaves 
of Easter next, to inform the king and his council upon the things which 
will be laid before him there, and he shall depute another discreet person 
to exercise the office of treasurer until his return, as the king wishes to be 
informed by him upon certain affairs touching the king and the state of 
Ireland. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to John de Carru, escheator of Ireland. 

A like writ is sent to John de Rednesse, one of the justices appointed to 
hold pleas following the justiciary of Ireland, omitting the clause to 
appoint a deputy. [Ibid.] 

To the keeper of the Flete prison. Order to release Thomas de Aston, 
knight, from that prison, where he is detained for divers debts in which he 
is bound at the exchequer, by the mainprise of Richard Talbot, who has 
undertaken before the king in chancery to have him before the barons of 
the exchequer on the quinzaine of Easter next, to satisfy the king for the 
said debts. By C. 

Richard earl of Arundel acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Mortuo 
Mari 5,000^.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Sussex. 

Nicholas de Coleshull of the county of Buckingham acknowledges that 
he owes to John Bonet and John de Podenhale, citizens and woodmongers 
of London, 40Z. ; to be levied etc. in that county. 

Caiicelli'd on payment acknoaied<jed by John de Podenhale. 

Hugh de Wychyngham, Nicholas Pyk, Fulk Horwod and John Piel 
acknowledge that they owe severally to Roger de Chesterfeld, clerk, and 
Ralph de Brantyngham, clerk, 500 marks ; to be levied etc. in the city of 
London. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Ralph. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 
proclamation to be made that no one shall expose any cloth for sale or 
presume to sell the same before it be measured by the alnager or by 
him who supplies his place in that city, and sealed by one of them, and 



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1354. 



April 10. 

Westminster 



Membrane 27d — cont. 

that no one shall deliver cloth after such sale, before he has satisfied 
the king for the custom due thereon, upon pain of forfeiture, as 
it has been ordained by the king and his council that all woollen cloth 
before it is exposed for sale shall be measured and sealed as aforesaid, so 
that all buyers may know how much every piece contains in length and 
breadth and how much pertains to the king for custom, and that in the 
payment for every piece deduction shall be made equivalent to any 
deficiency so found as compared with cloth of assize. [Fcedera.] 

Thomas de Weston the younger, of the county of Surrey, acknowledges 
that he owes to John de Podenhale and William Bonet, citizens and wood- 
mongers of London, 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the said county. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Podenhale and William Bonet, citizens and woodmongers 
of London, acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Weston, the younger, 
40/. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

(cancelled on jiaijment acknowledged by Adam Frelond, executor of Thomas's 
will. 



April 5. William de Naples, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. John de Wynewyk, clerk, and John de Ditton, clerk, 28/. ; to be levied etc. 
in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE 26f/. 

Feb 10. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 

Westminster proclamation to be made that no pilgrim shall cross from England to parts 
beyond without the king's special order, upon pain of forfeiture, and if they 
find any doing so after the proclamation they shall arrest them with their 
goods and chattels and keep them safely until further order, certifying the 
king in chancery from time to time of the names of those so arrested and 
of the nature and value of the goods and chattels found with them, and 
they shall not omit this upon pain of forfeiture. [Feedera.'^i 

Feb. 20. To the same. Order to cause proclamation to be made that no earl, 

Westmmster baron, knight or other man at arms, or pilgrim or any other shall cross to 

parts beyond without the king's special licence, and if they find any doing 

so after the proclamation they shall arrest them with their horses, armour 

and all their other goods and keep them safely until further order, 

certifying the king in chancery from time to time of the names of those 

arrested and the nature and price of the goods, and they shall show such 

diligence that the king may not have cause to punish them for their neglect, 

as although the king caused such a prohibition to be proclaimed in that 

city and in all the counties of England, yet he is informed that numbers of 

men at arms, pilgrims and others of England have crossed to parts beyond 

after that proclauuition. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to the following, to wit: — 

The sheriff of Kent and the sheriffs of thirteen other counties. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich and of ten other towns. 
The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth and of eight other towns. 
[Ibid.] 



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1354. 
March 6. 

Westminster, 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 27. 
Westminster, 



Feb. 27. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 26^/ — cont. 

John de Grey of Codenore acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Berkyng of London, draper, 'SOL ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in the county of Huntingdon. 

Canciilcd on payment, ackiwnieihjed by Tlioviaa de Kent, executor of Richard's 
IV ill. 

Richard bishop of Down iDiinen) acknowledges that he owes to David de 
Wollore, clerk, 60.s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Ireland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas a dispute arose between 
Alice late the wife of Walter Neel, citizen and cornmonger of London, of 
the one part, and John Herpesfeld, citizen and corder of London, and 
Robert Hamond, kinsman and heir of the said Walter, of the other part, 
before Adam Fraunceys, mayor of London, the aldermen and other lieges 
of that city, the aforesaid parties are agreed on these terms, to wit that 
John and Robert shall pay to Alice iOL, of which she acknowledges the 
the receipt by the presents. Dated London, 10 February, 28 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum that Alice came into the chancery at Westminster on 21 
February and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Richard Smelt, citizen and fish- 
monger of London, and Alice late the wife of Walter Neel, citizen of 
London, of the one part, and John Herpesfeld, citizen and corder* of 
London, of the other, witnessing that whereas John is bound to Richard 
and Alice in 200Z. by a statute merchant made before Adam Fraunceys, 
mayor of the city, to be paid on a certain day, Richard and Alice grant 
that if Robert Hamound, kinsman of Walter, during the seven years next 
following, make no estate after Walter's death of any lands which belonged 
to Walter and which pertain to him, which may be to the prejudice of 
Robert, so that these things are not done by John's assent during that term, 
or that the tenements pertaining to Robert are not recovered by John's assent, 
or charged by recognisances during that term by John's assent or procure- 
ment, then the said statute merchant shall be null and void, saving to John 
the covenant which he has made with Robert to be his apprentice in the said 
city. Dated at London on 20 February, 28 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that the said parties came into the chancery at Westminster 
on 21 February and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Charles atte Conduyt, parson of the church of St. Clement Danes without 
the bar of the New Temple, London, acknowledges that he owes to the 
abbot of Lesnes iOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Middlesex. 

Richard de Haveryng, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John 
Malewayn, merchant, AOL ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Essex. 

Enrolment of grant by John Lovel of Dalleye to William de Newenham, 
clerk, Nicholas his brother and Katherine wife of Nicholas of all the 
lands with meadows, pastures, rents and all appurtenances in the towns and 
territories of Burnham, Dorneye and Boveneye, which came to him there 
by hereditary right, to hold to themselves and the heirs of the bodies of 
Nicholas and Katherine, with remainder, in default of such heirs, to 



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1354. 



March 4. 

Westminster. 



Memhranf 26'/ — cont. 

the right heirs of William. Witnesses : Nicholas Aumberdene, Martin 
Chaunceux, Richard Cave, John de Dorneye, Walter de Cippenham, 
Thomas le Botiller, Richard fitz Wautier. Dated Dorneye, 1 March, 
28 Edward IIL 

^te>noran(h^m that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 
8 March and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

John de Grey of Codenore acknowledges that he owes to Alice late the 
wife of Walter Neil, Richard Smelt, John Blaunche and John Chaundeler 
of London, executors of Walter's will, 100^ ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Essex. 

Cancdled on pai/iiwnt acknoniedm'd hi/ John Blaunche. 



March 15. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 25d. 

To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament to 
be held at Westminster on Monday after St. Mark next, warning the prior 
and chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury, and the archdeacons and clergy 
of his diocese to attend the said parliament, the prior and archdeacons in 
person and the chapter and clergy by their proctors. By K. 

[Hep. Duinity of a Peer, IV, page 601.] 

The like to J. archbishop of York, W. bishop of Winchester and eighteen 
other bishops. [Ibid.] 

To the abbot of Westminster. Summons to attend the said parliament. 
[Ibid.] 

The like to twenty- three other abbots and the prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England. [Ibid.] 

To Edward, prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester. 
Summons, mutatis mutandis, to attend the said parliament. [Ibid.'] 

The like to Henry duke of Lancaster, Humphrey de Bohun earl of 
Hereford, ten other earls and to forty-eight others. [Ibid.] 



To William de Shareshull. 
[Ibid.] 
The like to eleven others. 



Summons to attend the said parliament. 

[Ibid.] 



To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 
of the Cinque ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause two 
barons to be chosen in each of the said ports to attend the said parliament. 

[Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights of that shire and 
two citizens of every city and two burgesses of every borough in the 
county, capable of work, who are not pleaders, maintainers of plaints or 
living by such manner of gain but worthy men, loving the public weal, to be 
chosen to attend the said parliament. [Ibid.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England and to Henry duke of Lancaster. 
[Ibid.] 

April 8. Thomas do Chaworth the younger acknowledges that he owes to Robert 

Westminster, de Marnbam IH marks ; to be levied, in default of j)ayment, of his lands 
and chattels in the county of Northampton. 



28 EDWARD III. 



05 



1354. 

April 12. 

Westminster. 



April 25. 

Westminster 



April 80. 

Westmiuster. 



April 30. 

Westminster. 

:\Iarch 29. 

Westminster. 



^lowhranc 25r/ — cotit. 

John fie Eynesham is sent to the abhot and convent of Eynesham to 
receive such maintenance in that house for life as Thomas Frayn, deceased, 
had there at the king's request. 

Thomas de Roos of Dounesby, knight of the county of Lincoln, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to John do Stodeye, citizen and vintnor of London, 81 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the said county. 

William de Hoton acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Brounfeld, 
parson of Melmorby church, 20^. ; to be levied etc. in Cumberland. 

John Fryvill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Stratford, 
parson of the church of St. James, Garlekhith, London, 40^. ; to be levied 
etc. in the county of Cambridge. 

CancLilcd on imxjment. 

John Danyel of the county of Surrey acknowledges that he owes to 
Walter Colpeper of the county of Kent 100^. ; to be levied etc, in Surrey. 

Marmaduke de Lumleye, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Thweng, clerk, 2,500Z. ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 

Thomas Thweng, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Marmaduke de 
Lumleye, knight, 5,000^. ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 

Memorandum that Thomas de Seton received the two preceding recog- 
nisances by writ of dedimun poteatatem, which is on the files of this year. 



MEMBRANE 24f/. 

Enrolment of a composition testifying that John archbishop of York, 
legate and chancellor of England, when visiting the king's free collegiate 
chapel of St. Martin le Grand, London, and the dean and canons there, by 
virtue of his office, found matter of dispute between Sir William de 
Cusanc[ia], the dean, and the canons of that chapel upon the right 
and manner of visiting the canons and the bodies of their prebends, and 
having conferred by the wish of the king, the founder and immediate 
patron of the chapel, and the mediation of the visitor, with those learned 
in the law, it seemed good that the dispute should be settled as follows, 
to wit, that the dean of the chapel for the time being may visit the chapel, 
parsons, and things of the chapel, namely all canons, vicars and others 
ministering therein, in the chapter house, and also the bodies of the 
prebends of the canons, whether they consist in parish churches or 
in other temporalities, and the clergy and people dwelling therein once 
every year, and by reason of that visitation he shall receive a procuration 
of 20s. after the visitation from the canons, but shall not exact or receive 
any procuration by reason of the visitation upon the bodies of the said 
prebends, and if any defects are found by the dean in the chapel or the 
bodies of the prebends in that visitation, the dean shall correct and punish 
those which concern the canons and their prebends in the chapter of the 
chapel, and shall punish other defects, crimes and excesses which concern 
others than the canons, vicars and ministers actually ministering in the 
chapel, in the said places where they are found, but if the dean inflicts fines 
or money penalties on the canons by reason of defects which concern the 
prebends, or excesses or crimes found against them, he shall use such 
penalties entirely for the repair or fabric Of the chapel and for nothing 
else, but he may dispose as he shall see fit of the other emoluments arising 

273 E 



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1354. 



April 4. 

VVestuii lister. 



April 7. 
Westminster. 



April 10. 
Westminster. 



April 13. 
Westminster. 



April 29. 
Westminster 



April 80. 
Westminster. 



Mpjnhrane 2i(l — cont. 

in his visitation ; and the doan and canons have accepted all the premises, 
and the chancellor has ratified them with the king's consent, saving to 
himself and other chancellors of England the rights, privileges and 
customs of visiting the said chapel, the dean and chapter, those minister- 
ing there, the bodies of the prebends and the clergy and people dwelling 
therein. Dated in the said chapter house 20 March, 1358. 

MenioravdiDii that on 1 April the said chancellor and the dean and 
chapter acknowledged the preceding composition. 

Brother Thomas, abbot of Tupholm, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to John de Codyngton, clerk, 50s. ; to be levied, m 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
the county of Lincoln. 

Peter de Veel, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Bello 
Campo, knight, 100^. ; to bo levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Devon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas Gardeneir of Chedestan, co. Suffolk, acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Pikeryng and John de Allerstan 1001. ; to be levied etc. in the 
said county. 

Cancelled on jfayment. 

John de Pikeryng and John de Allerstan acknowledge that they owe to 
Thomas Gardeneir of Chedestan lOOZ. ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the abbot and convent of Evesham. Whereas Reynold de Neuport, 
yeoman of the king's chamber, has acquired of William Aldecar, the king's 
yeoman, the estate which he had in a maintenance in that abbey, by the 
king's grant, for the use of John de Hampstede, for John's life, and the 
king has granted that if Reynold survive John then he shall have the said 
maintenance for life after John's death, the king sends Reynold and John to 
the abbot and convent, requesting them to receive from Reynold William's 
letters of release of his right in the said maintenance, to admit John to 
that house and give him such maintenance there for life, and to Reginald 
for his life after John's death, as William had. By p.s. [22376.] 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas Schad of Burstalle in the parish of 
Plumsted, co. Kent, and Ellen his wife, daughter and heir of John Burre 
to Master David Surgicus, citizen of London, of all the lands with 
appurtenances which they held in the towns of Burstalle and Plumstede 
and in the marsh of Lesnes in Kent, which came to Ellen by inherit- 
ance after the death of John Burre. W' itnesses : Richard de Polthorue, 
Robert Balle, Roger de Bixle, Geoffrey Curr[er], John Calvel. Dated 
Burstall, Tuesday in Easter week, 28 Edward III. 

Metnoianduiii that Thomas and I'Ulen came into the chancery at West- 
minster on 21 April and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Thomas Vyneter of Maydenstan acknowledges that he owes to Simon 
archbishop of Canterbury lOOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Tibetot of Langar acknowledges that he owes to William de Lincoln, 
saddler of London, 100 marks; to be levied etc. in the county of Nottingham. 

I'ancrllcd i>n /Hii/iiirnt. 



28 EDWARD III. 



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Mcvihrane 2i<f — cont. 

Enrolment of indenture, made at Westminster on the last day of April, 
•28 Kdward III, between Sir John Tibbetot, lord of Langar, and William de 
Nichole, saddler of London, witnessing that whereas John is bound to 
William in 100 marks by the preceding recognisance, to be paid at London 
in the church of St. Fastre at Michaelmas next, Easter and Michaelmas 
following, William grants that if John pay him 22 marks at the said place 



at each of the said feasts, 



then the recognisance shall be null. 



French. 



May 1. Richard de Berkyng of London acknowledges that he owes to Richard 

Westminster. £j„|.^ ^f Westminster, the younger, 46Z. IB.v. \il., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

May 1. John Martel of Ardelegh acknowledges that he owes to Leo de Braden- 

W'estuiinster ham 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in Essex. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas John Martel of Ardelegh 
demised at ferm to Leo de Bradenham all his land in the towns of Rewen- 
hale and Falkebourn, to hold from Michaelmas last for a term of seven 
years, and whereas John is bound to Leo in 100 marks by the preceding 
recognisance to be paid at Michaelmas and Easter next in equal portions, 
Leo grants that if he holds the said lands peacefully during the said term, 
the recognisance shall be void. Dated Westminster, 1 May, 28 Edward III. 

Mcniorandtnii that Leo came into the chancery at W^estminster on 1 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

May 1. Thomas Mynot clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Norwico, 

Westminster, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

May 2. Paul del Ewerie is sent to the abbot and convent of Selby to receive such 

Westminster, maintenance in that house for life as Robert Chapeler and Walter Lyntel 

had there successively by the king's orders. By K. 

May 1. Peter le Clerc of Iwarne and Richard de Revenesby of Caune acknowledge 

Westminster, that they owe to David de Wollore, clerk, 1001. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in Dorset. 
Cancelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE 23d. 

May 5. Thomas Gardeneyr of Chedestane, co. Suffolk, acknowledges that he 

Westminster, owes to Robert Priour, citizen and woolmonger of London, 86^. ISs. 4(/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in that 
county. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London between Thomas Gardeneyr of 
Chedestane, co. Suffolk, and Robert Priour, citizen and woolmonger of 
London, witnessing that whereas Thomas is bound to Robert in 861. 13.s\ 4*/. 
by the preceding recognisance to be paid at Michaelmas next, Robert grants 
that if he be impleaded without collusion by the heirs of Thomas or by the 
heirs of Elizabeth, Thomas's wife, by him begotten, of all that tenement 
in Martelane in the parish of Allhallows, Berkyngecherch, London, which 
Robert holds of the feoffment of Thomas and Elizabeth, and Robert vouch 
to warranty the heirs of Thomas, and they enter in the warranty and 
acknowledge the tenancy upon reasonable notice, according to the law of 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



L354. 



May 5. 

Westminster. 



]\ray 6. 

Westminster 



May 5. 

Westminster. 



May G. 

Westminster. 



^lembrane 23*^/ — cont. 

the land, so that the tenement be not lost by default of the defence of 
Thomas's heirs, or that those heirs then make recompense to the value 
of the tenement in another place, by judgment of the law, the said 
recognisance shall be null, but if Robert be impleaded by the heirs of 
Thomas or of Elizabeth by him begotten, without collusion, and Robert 
vouch to warranty the heirs of Thomas, so that they be reasonably warned, 
and they do not enter into warranty or defend the tenement, or make 
recompense to the value thereof, then the recognisance shall remain in 
force. Dated London, 11 May, 28 Edward IIL French. 

Memorandum that the said parties came into the chancery at West- 
minster on 11 May and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

John Bardolph, lord of Wyrmegeye, Robert de Causton, knight, John de 
Wilton, knight, and John Auntrous acknowledge that they severally owe 
to John de Wyngefeld, knight, 266 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment achioiiiedyed by (Hlhert de Dchenhavi, attorney of 
John de Wymjefeld. 

Brother James de Cusancia, prior of Theford, acknowledges for himself 
and convent that they owe to Richard de Norwico, clerk, lOZ. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods 
in Suffolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas Wilby, parson of Bures Gitfard church, William Bakare and 
Richard Stacy of Chelmersford acknowledge that they severally owe to Master 
Walter de Merston, clerk, 26^ IB.s. id.; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in Essex. 

Gerard de Grymston acknowledges that he owes to David de Wollore, 
clerk, and Michael de Ravendale, clerk, il. ; to be levied etc. in the county 
of York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



May 5. 

Westminster. 



John atte Halle of Sandhurst, John Danhurst and John Coterel acknow- 
ledge that they owe severally to John de Fenton 101. ; to be levied etc. in 
Berks. 

Cancelled on payment. 

May 6. Thomas Crispyn of Grymesby acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Westminster. Clapham, clerk, 20/.; to be levied etc. in the county of Lincoln. 



April G. 

Westminster. 



Richard de Gillyng of York, John de Strenshale and Thomas de Gillyng 
acknowledge that they severally owe to David de Wollore, clerk, 100 
marks; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 

Cancelled on pay)nent. 

MeiiKirandidit that the abbot of St. Mary's, York, received this recog- 
nisance by writ of dedimm putestatein, which is on the files among the writs 
of this year. 

May 9. Robert prior of Torkeseye acknowledges for himself and convent that 

Westminster, they owe to Simon do Gaynesburgh, clerk, 20L ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the county of 
Lincoln. 



28 EDWARD TTI. m 



1354. 



Membrane 23d — cont. 



May 11. John Pecche, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de Clynton, 

Westminster, earl of Huntyngdon, 16/.; to be levied etc. in the county of Warwick. 

May 12. Ralph earl of Stafford and John Hastang, knight, acknowledge that they 

Westminster, severally owe to Saier de Rocheford, knight, 100/. ; to be levied etc. in the 
county of Stafford. 

John Hastang, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph earl of 
Stafford 200/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Stafford. 

Thomas Doilly acknowledges that he owes to Thomas son of Maurice de 
Berkele, knight, the elder, 160/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
Buckingham. 

John de Insula of Rougemont {de Ri(bio Monte) acknowledges that he 
owes to Ralph de Nevill 80/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Cambridge. 

Richard Andreu of Brutewell acknowledges that he owes to Richard le 
Clerk of Burnham 10 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
Buckingham. 

May 12. Walter atte Greene and Robert atte Greene acknowledge that they owe to 

We^tmiastcr. Henry, duke of Lancaster, 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
Warwick. 

Enrolment of release by Saier son and heir of Ralph de Rocheford, 
knight, to John de Hastang, knight, of all his right and claim in the manor 
of la Grave with its appurtenances, in the county of Warwick. Witnesses : 
William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, Ralph earl of Stafford, Baldwin 
de Fryvyll, John de Clynton, Walter de Hopton, knights. Dated West- 
minster, Monday after St. John ante L'urtaiii Latinavi, 28 Edward III. 

Me)iwrandiuu that Saier came into the chancery at Westminster on 
17 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas John de Moubray, lord of the 
isle of Axiholm and of the honours of Brembre and Gouheria granted to 
Sir William de Clyve, parson of Epworth church. Sir William de Burton, 
parson of Galby church and Sir Richard de Stoke, parson of Lavenham 
church, the manors of Thresk, Wodehall, Kirkeby Malasart and Burton in 
Lonesdale with their appurtenances in the county of York, and the manor 
of Whetal and 19/. 2.s'. 6^^/. rent and in Ouston and Haxay in the 
county of Lincoln, except all fees and advowsons and except homages, 
Avards, marriages, reliefs and escheats and except woods, groves, parks, free 
chaces, warrens, bailiwicks and reversions in those manors, and except all 
liberties and royalties with the profits thereof, which John holds in the 
said manors, or pertaniing thereto, saving to William, William and Richard 
common of pasture with their cattle in those manors and reasonable and 
necessary estovers in the woods, to be received by the view and livery 
of the foresters or keepers of the woods for the time being, to re-enfeoff 
John and Elizabeth his wife, John has ratified the said grant. Dated 
Westminster, 16 May, 28 Edward III. 

Meworandiim that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 17 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed.. 

John de Wyngefeld, knight, puts in his place Gilbert de Debenham to 

prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 266 marks made to him in 

chancery by John Bardolf, lord of Wyrmegeye, Robert de Causton, knight, 
John de Walton, knight, and John Auntrous. 



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1354 membbane 22d. 

Enrolment of indenture made at Westminster on 5 May, 28 Edward III, 
between John de Wyngefeld, knight, of the one part, and John l^ardolf, 
lord of Wyrmegeye, Robert de Causton, knight, John de Wilton, knight, 
and John Auntrous, of the other part, witnessing that whereas the said 
John, Robert, John and John are severally bound to John de Wyngefeld in 
266 marks by a recognisance made to him in chancery on the said 5 May, 
to be paid 166 marks on the feast of the Eleven Thousand Virgins next, 
and 100 marks on the same feast following, John de Wyngefeld grants that 
if they pay him 83 marks and 50 marks respectively at the aforesaid terms, 
then the recognisance shall be null. 

Meiiiorandinn that John de Wyngefeld came into the chancery at 
Westminster on 12 May and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Richard earl of Arundel and 
Roger de Mortymer, earl of la Marche, witnessing that Richard makes a 
general release to Roger of all actions against him for lands, manors, 
castles and lordships which Roger holds in demesne, in ser^-ice or in 
reversion, which might pertain to Richard, saving to Richard all seigniories 
and services due to him of any of the lands or manors which Roger holds 
in demesne, sex'vice, or reversion, with or without mesne ; Roger likewise 
makes a general release to Richard of all actions for the manor and lands 
of Strettoncsdale, with appurtenances, and all other lands, manors, castles 
and lordships with appurtenances which Richard holds in demesne, in 
service, in reversion or otherwise, which might pertain to Roger, saving to 
Roger the seigniory and services of the manors of Dodyton and Hyntes 
and of all other lands which Richard holds of him in demesne, service or 
reversion, with or without mesne, so that the release with warranty of the 
castle, lordship and land of Chirk in Wales, made to Richard by Roger under 
the name of Roger de Mortymer, lord of Wygemor, and the recognisance 
for 5,000^. made to Roger by Richard and the indentures made between 
them before these presents, upon the said release and recognisance, shall 
remain in force notwithstanding these indentures. Dated Westminster, 
Sunday before St. Dunstan, 28 Edward III. French. 

Meiiiuranduiii that both the earl of Arundel and the earl of March came 
into the chancery at Westminster on the said Sunday and acknowledged 
the preceding indenture. 

May 13. John de Ufi'ord, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry duke of 

Westminster. Lancaster (j'dSL 6.s-. 8(/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Suffolk. 

l\Iay 16. William Heroun, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Sancto 

Westminster. Clauo (sic) of Malketon 5 marks; to be levied etc. in Northumberland. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas Ralph earl of Suffolk 
and John de Ilastang, knight, are severally bound to Saier de Rocheford, 
knight, in 100/. by a recognisance made in chancery, to pay one moiety at 
]\Iidsummer next and the other moiety at the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, 
Saier grants that if the earl or Jolm pay him or his attorney at Warwick 
100/., to wit, 50/. at l\Iidsummer next and 50/. at the quinzaine of Michaelmas 
following, then the recognisance shall Ih' void, an(l further that if he puts 
disturbance in an inquisition between John and himself for the manor of 
(irave, co. Warwick, for which a plea is ponding at his suit against John 
in the Common Rench by writ of mj/v facias, so that the inquisition pass 
against John, then the recognisance shall be null, so that the inquisition 
be taken at John's costs and judgment rendered thereupon before the said 



28 EDWARD TIL 71 



1 oc^ Membrane 22(1 — co7it. 

Midsummer if this can be done, and if not the earl and John shall make 
payment in the manner aforesaid and John shall pursue the inquisition 
and have judgment without disturbance of Saier, Dated London, 14 May, 
28 Edward III. h'reveh. 

Mcmoravdinn that Saier came into the chancery at Westminster on 17 May 
and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

May 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the men 

Westinii'ster. of the following parishes in Northumberland and the sheriff of that 
county to have the respite which the king has granted to them, as the king 
of his favour has granted to the men of the parishes of Chcvelyngham 
Wolloure, Emeldon, Chattoo.Werkworth, Routhebury, Ellesdon, Brankeston, 
Fenton, Horton, Carham and Forde in that county, and to John de Coupeland 
the sherifl, respite until the quinzaine of Hilary next for the 600/. 3.s. 1^/. 
with which the sheriff was charged for those men in his account rendered 
at the exchequer, for the ninth of sheaves, lam-bs and fleeces granted 
in the 14th year of the reign, and the king gave to the men of other 
parishes of that county, to wit, of Aldeston, iSimondesburn, Hautwisel, 
Whitefeld, Knaresdale, Horsley, Whelpyngton, Ovyngeham, Hawe, 
Thokeryngton, Slaveley, Angreham and Alwenton, respite until the said 
quinzaine for all the sums exacted of them for the ninth. 

May 17. William de la Pole, the younger, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. John Gaunt of Bymbrok 40 marks ; to be levied^ in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 18. Thomas da la Dale, knight, acknowledges that ho owes to Richard de 

Westminster. Melcheburn 200 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Bedford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 18. Walter de Byntre acknowledges that he owes to Henry duke of 

Westminster. Lancaster 100 marks ; to be levied in the county of Norfolk. 
Cancelled on jiaijment. 

Enrolment of grant by Ralph de Hastyngges, knight, to John de Pykering 
and John de Allerstan of his manor of Gyssyngg with its appurtenances 
and all services, customs, homages of tenants both free and bond and all 
that goes with them, reliefs, wards, courts, and suits of court and their 
profits and mills, chantries, fisheries, frank-folds, woods, lands, meadows, 
pastures and all other appurtenances. Witnesses : Robert de Bosevill, 
William de Middelton. Edmund deNecketon, Henry de Redenhale, Richard 
de Brissyngham, William Cakremol, John atte Laund. Dated Gyssyng, 
Thursday before Easter, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Ralph came into the chancery at Westminster on 
18 May and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Pykeryng and John de Allerstan to 
Thomas Gardeneyr of Ched'destan of their manor of Gyssyng with its 
appurtenances, which manor they acquired of Sir Ralph de Hastynges, 
knight. Witnesses : Robert del Park, Gilbert de Debenham, Robert de 
Bosevill, William de ]\liddelton, Edmund de Necketon, Henry de Redenhale, 
Richard de Brissyngham, William Cakremol, John atte Laund, Roger de 
Gissyng. Dated Gyssyng, Wednesday the eve of the Ascension, 28 
Edward HI. 

Memorandum that the said John and John came into the chancery at 
Westminster on the said Wednesday and acknowledged the preceding 
charter. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 

May 20. 

Weetminster, 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



April 30. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 21>l. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Writ for payment to Otto de Grandissono and 
John fitz Bernard, knights of that shire, of 10^. 8.s-. for their expenses in 
attending the parhament held at Westminster on Monday after St. Mark 
last, to wit for twenty-six days at 4.s. a day each. 

The like to the sheriffs of the remaining counties for the knights of their 
respective shires. [As in Return of McHibcrs of Parliament, jit. i. pa(/e 155.] 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Leicester. Writ for payment to John 
Martyn and John do liodynges, burgesses of that town, of 112.s. for their 
expenses in attending the said parliament, to wit for twenty-eight days at 
2.S. a day each. 

The following have like writs for various sums, to wit: — 

Ellis de Braghyng and Thomas de Kyngeston, burgesses of Suthwerk. 

John Pyion and John Lufie, burgesses of Shaftesbury. 

Edmund Foucher and John Beek, burgesses of Derby. 

Nicholas Wytyng and Ellis Wilde, burgesses of Tavystok. 

Robert Noble and William Wyke, citizens of Exeter. 

To the prior and convent of Christ Church, Canterbury. Order to grant 
to John Herlyng, the king's yeoman, such maintenance or pension from 
their house as Gawayn Corder, deceased, had there, informing the king by 
the bearer of these presents of what they do in the matter. 

Mcmoranditn) that John de Codyngton, the elder, William de Haukesworth, 
John de Codyngton, the younger, John Bray, John de Chaddesden and 
George de Cumpton of the county of Nottingham on 9 June have main- 
perned for Henry Beek, constable of Newerk castle, Robert de Codyngton, 
chaplain, and John, parochial chaplain of Newerk, imprisoned in the Tower 
of London by the king's order, to have them before the council from day to 
day to answer the things laid against them, and afterwards on 18 June 
following, John de Ellerton, the king's serjeant at arms, at whose suggestion 
Henry and the said chaplains were taken, being called before the king's 
council, and the cause of the taking being examined, it was found that the 
cause was null, therefore Henry and the chaplains were released by the 
king's order and the mainpernors discharged of their mainprise. 



MEMBRANE 20(/. 

May 20. William do Burton, knight, and Roland Daneys acknowledge that they 

Westminster owe to John Engayne, knight, and Roger de Dersyngham, general attorneys 
of Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, -10/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Rutland. 
Camelled on paynient, aclcnoirledtfed by Lluijer. 

William de Notton, William de Fyncheden, the younger, and William de 
Staynton, acknowledge that they owe to John de Bello Campo of Warrewyk, 
17^. 16s. ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 

(Cancelled on imyment. 

Thomas Gardyneir of Chedestan, William Gardyneir and Henry de 
Keydon acKnowledgo that ihey owe to John de Allerstan and John de 
Pikcryng 200/. ; to be levied etc. in Surrey. 

( 'amiiUd on i>aijment, achnonicdijvd by John de Allerstan. 

Nicholas Somersets of Kedwelly acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
atte Grene of Rowedych 200 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
Oxford. 



May 18. 
VVestminstei 



I^fay 20. 
WeBtminsti'i 



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73 



1354. 



Membrane 20'/ — cont. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William de Moimtagu, earl of 
Salisbury and lord of Man, has granted to Richard de Chaddeslee a yearly 
rent of 201., to be received for his life of the earl's manor of Cory Ryvel, 
CO. Somerset, at Michaelmas and Easter in equal portions, the earl has 
paid to Richard 10/. down in name of seisin of the said annuity. Dated 
at the earl's manor of Swaynestone, 1 July, 26 Edward 111. 

Me)iioiau(litiii that William came into the chancery at Westminster on 

20 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by John Gaunte of Rynbrok to William son of 
Richard de la Pole, knight, and to Margaret his wife and to Margarefs heirs 
and assigns, of all his right and claim in the advowson of the church of 
Northorp near Gaynesburgh, co. Lincoln. Witnesses : Robert de Thorp, 
William de Skippewyth, John Knyvet, Roger de Meres of Kirketon, John de 
Reppynghale. Dated Sleford, co. Lincoln, 1 May, 28 Edward III. 

MeDioranduiii that John Gaunte came into the chancery on 16 May and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by Ralph de Nevill, knight, lord of Kaby, to the king, 
at his request, of all Ralph's manor of Evre near Woxebrugg, to hold with 
the knights' fees, advowsons, meadows, pastures, profits and all other 
appurtenances in exchange for 90/. of land or rent to be granted to Ralph 
and his heirs by the king. Witnesses : John bishop of Worcester, the 
chancellor, William bishop of Winchester, the treasurer, Sir Henry de 
Lancastre, duke of Lancaster, Sir William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, 
Sir Bartholomew deBurgherssh, the elder, Sir John de Grey of Rotherfeld, 
Sir John de Wyngefeld, Sir Richard de Denton. Dated Westminster, 
10 July, 26 Edward III. 

Menun-muluiii that Ralph came into the chancery at Westminster on 

21 May and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

May 20. John de Bukyngham, archdeacon of Northampton, and Gilbert Chastelejn, 

Westminster, knight, acknowledge that they owe to William de Glynton, earl of 
Huntyngdon, 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in the county of Oxford. 

William de Groucy, knight, acknowledges to William de Burton, knight, 
50^ ; to be levied etc. in the county of Northampton. 

Cancelled on jiai/iiient. 

The same William de Groucy acknowledges that he owes to the said 
William de Burton 50/. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

The same William de Groucy acknowledges that he owes to the said 
William de Burton 400/. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

John de Cobham, knight, son of John de Cobham, knight, acknowledges 
that he owes to Nicholas de Wandlesworth, citizen and merchant of London, 
i.00 marks ; to be levied etc. in Wilts. 

May 22. Henry duke of Tuancaster acknowledges that he o«es to Guy de Bryen, 

Westniinster, knight, and to John Gogh, archdeacon of St. Davids, 800 marks ; to be 
levied etc. in Wilts. 
Ciincelled on jiai/ment. 

May 25. Gilbert Chasteleyn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Bello 

Westininstei. Campo of Warrewyk 500 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Oxford. 



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1 nr A Membrane 20'/ — mnt. 

1354. 

]\fay 22. Richard son of Richard de Eccleshale acknowledges that he owes to the 

Westminster, dean and college of the king's free chapel of St. Stephen within Westminster 
palace 500 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Hertford. 

(Jancelled on pai/iiicnt, ac/inoiiie<h/ed by T/uiiiiafi de Canyvfjen, dean i>f the 
said vliajni. 

Enrolment of grant by Philip Lyef of Stanford, co. Kent, and Alice his 
wife, sister of Walter Neel, late citizen and cornmonger of London, to 
Robert Hamond, kinsman, and one of the heirs of Walter, of all those lands 
and rents with their appurtenances which came to Alice as her purparty 
by hereditary right, after Walter's death, within the liberty of the city of 
London and in Kent or elsewhere. Witnesses : John Hayton, Denis Lyef, 
William Holford, Peter Daneys, Denis Baker, Peter Daker, Peter Kempe. 
Dated Stanford, U September, 27 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by the same Philip Lyef of Stanford and Alice his 
wife to Robert Hamond, kinsman and heir of Walter, of all their right and 
claim in all the lands, and rents which descended to Alice by hereditary right 
after Walter s death, in the city of London and elsewhere in England, 
which lands and reuts Robert previously held of the grant of Philip and 
Alice. Witnesses : BartholomeAV Frestlynge, Richard Wycombe, Richard 
de Preston, Ralph de Preston, William Wandesworth, Richard Stokes, 
Roger Braborn, 'coupere.' Dated London, 19 May, 28 Edward IIL 

MeDiordiidiiiii that Philip and Alice came into the chancery at Westminster 
on 24 May and acknowledged the preceding deeds. 



May L 
Westminster. 



April 30. 

Westaiiustcr. 



April 80. 

Westminster. 



May 3. 

Westminster. 



May 3. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE Idd. 

Agnes late the wife of John de Buscy, knight, acknowledges that she 
owes to John de Bedeford, citizen and skinner of London, 20 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in Rutland. 

John Gardiner is sent to the abbot and convent of Pippewell to receive 
such maintenance in that abbey for life as Roger de Langeleye, deceased, 
had there at the late king's request. By p.s. [22384.] 

Adam Merlyn is sent to the abbot and convent of Kirkestall to receive 
such maintenance in that abbey for life as Cook Johan, deceased, had there 
at the king's request. By p.s. r22385.]« 

Ralph de Ferariis, knight, and William Chamberleyn of Keggeworth 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Bisshopeston, clerk, 100 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the county of 
Leicester. 

Adam de Everyngham, parson of Bockyng church, of the immediate 
jurisdiction of Canterbury, and prebendary of South Muskham in the church 
of St. ^lary, Suthwell, in the diocese of York, acknowledges that he owes 
to John ]\Iaunsel, knight, 21Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Essex. 

To the sherilV of Nottingluim. Order to cause a regard to be made in 
the forest of Shirewode in that county in accordance with the form of the 
following raiiitida, .so that the regard be made before the Nativity of the 
Virgin next. 

Caintula. 



* f he privy seiil is dated 1 Mny. 



28 EDWAED ITT. 



75 



1354 

Oct. 20. 

West,iiiiaster. 

May 25. 
VV'eBtminstei 



May 9. 

Westminster, 



May 9. 

Westminster. 

May 9. 

Westminster 



Membrane 19d — cont, 

A like writ, with rapitida enclosed, is sent to the sheriff of Rutland, to 
cause a regard to be made in the forest of Rutland before Easter next. 

Nicholas prior of Ht. Frideswide's church, Oxford, acknowledges for 
himself and convent that they owe to Robert de Newenham, clerk, 2 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesi- 
astical goods in the county of Oxford. 

Enrolment of release by -John sou and heir of James de Norhampton 
to Edmund Flaumbard of all his right and claim in all those lands, with 
their appurtenances, which Edmund held of the gift and feoffment of the 
said James, as in meadows, pastures, groves, woods, rents, reliefs, heriots, 
escheats, etc. in the town of JJoklond and Wydehale, co. Hertford, which 
belonged to James. Witnesses : Ralph Chaumberleyn, Walter de Thorp, 
William Prentys, Roger atte Wodegate, John de Royston, heyward. 
Dated Boklond, Sunday after the Invention of the Holy Cross, 28 
Edward III. 

Mniioranduiii that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 7 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release made by John sou of Walter de Houby, knight, for 
the souls of Gilbert de Houby, Maud his Avife, John son of Gilbert de 
Houby, knight, Alice his wife and John their son, to the warden and 
chaplains of the chapel of St. Peter, Kyrkeby upon Wrethek, of all his 
right and claim in the manor of Kyrkeby aforesaid, and in all the lands, 
rents and services with their appurtenances which belonged to Maud late the 
wife of Gilbert de Houby in the said town of Kyrkeby, and in the advowson 
of Kyrkeby church, which church the said warden and chaplains hold 
to their own uses. Witnesses : John de Folevill, Matthias de Folevill, 
John de Brabason, knights, James Beler, Laurence Hauberk, Robert 
Hauberk, Ralph de Freseby. Dated Kirkeby upon Wrethek, 5 October, 
27 Edward III. 

Mciiiurandiuii that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 7 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by John son of Walter de Houby, knight, to Alice 
late the wife of Roger Beler, knight, andRoger son of the said Roger, of all 
his right and claim in the manor of Kirkeby upon Wrethek with its 
appurtenances, and in all the lands, rents and services which belonged to 
Maud late the wife of Gilbert de Houby in the town of Kirkeby. [\V iiucssea 
as above. Dated an aboce.] 

Memorandum that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 7 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Henry del Strete, citizen and vintner of London, and Thomas del Strete 
acknowledge that they owe to Micljael de Ponynges, knight, 175Z. 8s.; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Surrey. 

Cancelled on poyinent. 

Robert de Benhale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard earl 
of Arundel 100^. ; to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 

Peter le Veel, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Belle 
Campo, knight, 200 inarks ; to be levied etc. in Devon. 

Cancelled on itai/ment. 

Hugh de Cressy and Walter Rabbe acknowledge that they owe to 
Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
Lincoln. 

Cancelled on paijmoit. 



76 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



I or 4 MEMBRANE 18(1. 

May 20. Benedict de Fulsham and John William, citizens of London, acknow- 

VVcstiiiinster. ledj^o that they owe to Fulk de Horewode, citizen of London, 70Z. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of 
London. 

Cancelled on paijiiient. 

The same Benedict and John acknowledge that they owe to the said 
Fulk 70Z. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on paijiiient. 

John son of John del Kev acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Haukesworth, clerk, 20.s. ; to be levied etc, in the county of Nottingham. 
('ancelled on jiai/iiient. 

May 26., Thomas Grymbaud, 'barber,' of Buntyngford, acknowledges that he 
Westminstei- owes to, John de Kedeswell 10 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
Hertford. 

May 26. Williaiii de Middelton of Brisyngham acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. William de la Pole, the younger, knight, John Rose, John Trailly, parson 

of Swanton church, John de Aympole, Giles Gerveys, John de 

Wirlyngworth and Robert son of Robert Clere, -iOOl. ; to be levied, in 

default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Norfolk. 

Cancelled (i7i jiai/iiient, (icknoiiiedijed by U'illiaiii dr la I'olc. 



May 24. 

Westminster. 



Jimc 0. 

Westminster 



To the justiciary of Ireland and to the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer, Dublin. Order to cause the mayor and community of Cork in 
Ireland to have respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next for 50/. of 
the arrears of their ferm, as the said mayor and community have besought 
the king by their petition exhibited before him and his council in iJarlia- 
ment to grant them a mitigation of their ferm and pardon for the arrears 
thereof, as the city is so damaged by a sudden fire and by the late mortal 
pestilence and by the costs and expenses incurred by the mayor and com- 
munity upon the war in those parts, and they have suffered such depreda- 
tions at sea, that they cannot suffice for the payment of their yearly 
ferm of 86 marks for the said city and for a plot of land called ' la Faygh,' 
or of the arrears thereof which extend to 60/., and the king has given 
them the said respite for the 50/., so that after he has deliberated upon 
the matter with his council he may cause what he sees fit to be done by 
their advice. By pet. of pari. 

To John de Bello Campo, constable of the Tower of London or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to release Walter de Bentele from the prison 
in the Tower, where he is detained by the king's order, by a mainprise, and 
to have him brought before the king in chancery to do what shall there be 
enjoined upon him, as William de Ryse of Beverley, Richard de Bolton, 
John de Allerstan, John de Fencotes, John de Bentele, William Vavaceour 
of the county of York, Robert de Luflenham of the county of Rutland, 
Robert do Ormeshoved, and Henry de Threlkeld of the county of Cumber- 
land have mainperned to have Walter before the king and his council when- 
ever tliey are warned, and that ho will not depart from England in the 
mean time without the kings special licence. l>y K. and C. 

Memoyandinn that on 20 November Walter was released from prison by 
the king's order, and the said mainpernors were discharged of their luain- 
prise. 



28 EDWARD III. 



77 



1354. 

June 9. 

Westminstev. 



June 9. 
Westminster 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



May Bl. 

Westminster. 



May 29. 

Westminster. 



May 26. 

Westminster. 



June 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 18'/ — cont. 

Edmund prior of St. Bartholomew's, Smethefeld, London, acknowledges 
for himself and convent that they owe to Simon de Hathefeld of London, 
'potter,' 100^; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Middlesex. 

Cancellrd on f)Oi/)iie)it. 

William do Belgrave, parson of a mediety of Mynstreton church, 
acknowledges that he owes to David de Wollore, Henry de Ingelby and 
Michael de Ravendale, clerks, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the county of Leicester. 

Cancelled on payment aehiioiiiedi/ed by Da rid. 

Richard de Goldesburgh, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 
Cromwell, knight, 1,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in the county of York. 

Thomas de Courteney, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
earl of Arundel SOL ; to be levied etc. in Somerset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas son of Henry Maunsel of Croyndon acknowledges that he owes 
to John Danhurst and Nicholas de Carreu 10 marks ; to be levied etc. in 
Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment acknoivledyed by Nicholas Carreu. 

Roger, abbot of Coggesale, acknowledges for himself and convent that 
they owe to Robert Sewale, merchant of Ipswich, and to Maud his wife 
ni. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their land and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in Essex. 

To tlie treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas 
de Holand and Joan his wife, sister and heir of John earl of Kent, and the 
escheators concerned, to have the respite granted to them by the king, as 
on 22 February in the 27th year of the reign, the king, having taken the 
homage of Thomas for all the lands which the said earl held in chief at his 
death, rendered those lands to him and to Joan, and noAv Thomas and Joan 
have shown the king that the treasurer and barons have charged the escheators 
of the counties in which the said lands are situate with the rents and 
fee ferms of the said inheritance for the terms following the said 22 February, 
according to the rate of the time when the lands of that inheritance were 
in the king's hand by the earl's death, before the said day, which rate the 
said escheators intend to levy of Thomas and Joan, who have thereupon 
besought the king to provide a remedy, and because the king wishes to 
deliberate with his council whether answer ought to be made to him for 
the rate of the said rents and ferms for the terms after the 22 February 
according to the time that they were in his hand before that day, he has 
given Thomas and Joan and the said escheators respite until the quinzaine 
of IMichaelmas next for all sums of money exacted of them for the rate of 
such rents and ferms for terms subsequent to that day, so that the king 
may take such deliberation with his council and cause what is just to be 
done. By C. 

William Botevileyn puts in his place William de Ilketon to prosecute the 
execution of a recognisance for 100/. made to him in chancery by John 
Gogh, clerk. 

The prior of Botteley received the attornment by writ of dedimim potestatem, 
which is on the files of this year. 



78 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 

June 10. 
Westminster. 



}fi'inhram' 18'/ — conf. 



Ro<,'er Davy, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the king 400/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of 
Hereford. 

Memorandiiiii that this i-ecognisance for 400/. was made for security for 
the payment of 200/. which the king lent to Roger, and the king grants 
that if Roger pay him 100/. at the Purification next and 100/. at Easter 
following, the said recognisance shall be null. 

June 14. Rrothcr Michael de Nanchal, prior of Arundel, acknowledges for himself 
Westminster, .^,^,1 convent that they owe to Master William de Carreu, clerk, 1,000 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in Sussex. 



June 18. 

Westminster. 



June 18. 
Westminstei 



June 20. 
Westminster. 



Thomas son of Maurice de Berkele, knight, and Simon Basset, knight, 
acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Thoresby, clerk of the hanaper, 
40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in the county of Gloucester. 

< 'anccllril on p'li/iiicnt. 

William Elys, the king's serjeant at arras, acknowledges that he owes to 
John Mayu, the king's serjeant at arms, 20 marks ; to be levied etc. in 
the county of York. 

John son of John Ferour of Northampton, parson of the church of 
Lyllyngston Dansy, co. Oxford, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Brembre, clerk, 120/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the said county. 

Ralph de Derby, prior of Caldewell near Bedeford, acknowledges that he 
owes to John Barbour of Stonystretford, vicar of Masseworth church, 100/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in the county of Bedford. 



May 20. 

Westminster 



Juno 20. 
Westminster 



June 9. 

Wesliiiiiister 



MEMBRANE ITd. 

To Roger de Holm, clerk. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to come to 
England with all possible speed, so that he be there on the Assumption 
next, to inform the king and his council upon certain things which will 
then be laid before him. By K. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
Nicholas de Heth, clerk. 
David Martyn, clerk. 
William de Clavill, clerk. 
John Mareschal, clerk. 

Ralph de Withgale acknowledges that he owes to John de Scarle, clerk, 
20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the 
county of Lincoln. 

John do Brampton, parson of St. Peter's church, Bristol, acknowledges 
Ihat ho owes to William do Haukesworth, clerk, and Ralph parson of 
Morston church, iOs.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Somerset. 

Caucdletl on inuimcnt, ac/xiiuiiii'd,ie<l bij W'illiain. 



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1354. Mnnhranr 17'/ — mnt. 

June 18. William do Gatcgang, parson of Selseye church in the diocese of 

Westminster. Chichester, aci<nowledges that he owes to John de Scarle, clerk, 40;;. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in Sussex. 

The same William acknowledges that he owes to William de Haukes- 
worth, clerk, 40.s-. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 31. John de Weston of London, John de Okie of London, Peter atte Wode 

VVesfininster. of the county of Surrey, Henry de Bekewell, Thomas de Weston the 

younger, Adam Frylende, Richard Prylendo and Walter Frylende, clerk, 

acknowledge that they owe to Richard, earl of Arundel, 1,000 marks ; to 

be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the earl before Willidm bishoj) of 
IViucJiester, t/te chancellor. 

Enrolment of grant by William atte Hyde to John de Edyndon of all 
the lands, meadows, pastures, rents and services in Troubrigg which 
belonged to Richard atte Hyde his brother, and which descended to him 
by hereditary right after Richard's death. Witnesses : John de Pavely, 
knight, Henry de Percy, knight, John de Butesthorn, Michael Skillyng, 
Richard de Daunteseye of Troubrigg, Thomas Harald, Henry Wygod. 

Dated Holt, Thursday after Midsummer, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William came into the chancery at Westminster on 
the said Thursday and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of writing whereby John Blaunche, citizen and vintner of 
London, appointed by Adam Brabazoun, executor of the will of Johnde 
Oxenford of London, to sue for his own use for execution upon a statute 
merchant made to Oxenford by Sir Stephen de Asshewy before the mayor 
and clerk at London, surrenders to Sir Henry le Scrop the estate (if any) 
which he held in his inn or other tenements in London, by reason of the 
execution of the said statute merchant, or of any contract made to John de 
Oxenford by Sir Stephen de Asshewy, or of recognisances made to Oxenford 
in any courts ; and also makes a general release to Henry of all actions 
which pertain to him by reason of Oxenford's will. Dated London, the 
eve of the Ascension, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John Blaunche came into the chancery at Westminster 
on 12 June and acknowledged the preceding writing. 

Enrolment of grant by Henry Anketil of Stonistratford to Richard de 
Eccleshale and Glemencia his wife, of a messuage in Stonistratford with 
curtilage and croft adjacent and appurtenances, situate between a messuage 
of John Barret and a messuage which belonged to John Brende on the 
side of Wolverton. Witnesses : John Barret, Adam le Taverner, Richard 
le Brasiere, Richard Templeman, Henry le Glovere. Dated Stonistratford, 
CO. Buckingham, Thursday before Whitsunday, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Henry came into the chancery at Westminster on 
12 June and acknoAvledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of general release by John de Butterwyk to John de Askham, 
clerk. Dated Fletestrete in the suburb of London, 28 May, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John de Butterwyk came into the chancery at 
Westminster on 30 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of general release by John Lovel, sheriff of Middlesex, to John 
de Askham, clerk, Dated Fletestrete in the suburb of London, 28 May, 
28. Edward III. 

Memoramhim that John Lovel came into the chancery at Westmmster on 
30 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



80 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1354. 

June 26. 
Westminster. 



June 28. 
Westminster 



June 80. 

Westiiiinstev. 

July 1. 
Westminster 



Membrane 1 Id — cont. 

Simon Pakeman, Richard do Leycestr[ia] and Robert de Bradenham 
acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 10 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the county of 
Leicester. 

Canrelh'd on pnynient. 

Thomas do Walsyngham, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Tlioresby, clerk, 11 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Oxford. 
Cancelled on /laijuient. 

Enrolment of release by Nicholas son and heir of Henry Maunsel of 
Croidon, co. Surrey, to John Daiihurst and Thomazia his wife and to 
John's heirs of Thomazia's body, of all his right and claim in all the manor 
of Little Sheprugg with all its I'ights and appurtenances. Witnesses : 
Thomas de Foxle, Sir John Olyver, clerk, Peter de Twifold, Richard de 
Twifold, Walter Notehust, Nicholas Carru, Simon Hattere, John Borghwe. 
Dated Sheprugg, co. Wilts, 4 June, 28 Edward III. 

2Iemomntl 11)11 that Nicholas came into the chancery at Westminster on 
27 June and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Thomas son of William Gernoun of Theidene Gernoun acknowledges 
that he owes to John Gernoun, knight, 80^. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Essex, 

William atte Hale, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
Stephen Hakon of Woxebrugg 20/. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

John de Lusteshull and Walter de Frethorn acknowledge that they owe 
to Edmund de la Beche, clerk, John de la Beche, knight, and John de 
Querrendon, clerk, 12,01. ; to be levied etc. in Wilts. 

(.'aneelled on paytiient, oeJnionie h/ed hij John de (Jiierendon. 



Membrane iQd. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas brother Michael de 
Nanchal, prior of Arundel, is bound to William de Carreu, clerk, in 1,000 
marks, by a recognisance made to him in chancery on 14 June in the 28th 
year of the reign, to be paid at Michaelmas next, as security for the payment 
of a certain yearly rent of 40 marks which the prior, with the consent of the 
monks of the priory, granted to William to be received of the priory and of 
all its lands with their appurtenances in Sussex, for his life, as is fully 
contained in the deed of the prior and monks made to him thereupon, 
William grants that for the time that the priors faithfully pay him the said 
rent at the appointed terms, the execution of the said recognisance shall 
remain in suspense, but if the priors make default in payment at any term, 
then execution of the recognisance shall be made for as much as is in 
arrear together with the damages and costs, to be declared by William's 
oath, so that the residue of the sum contained in the recognisance shall 
remain unexecuted and in suspense until another default occurs and so 
forth ; and further that so soon as he is promoted by the bishop of 
Chichester, the earl of Arundel or by the prior or at his procurement to a 
benefice or benefices without cure in Surrey or Sussex compatible with his 
church and cure, the payment of so much of the yearly rent as the sum of 
the taxation of such benefice or benefices so provided shall cease, so that the 
payment of the residue of the rent shall be nuide to him at the terms 
aforesaid : William also grants that after his death the recognisance shall 



28 EDWARD III. 81 



135^ Membrane \CyJ- — cont. 

be of no force unless default was made by the prior in the payment of the 
rent, in which case the sum in arrear with the damages and costs incurred 
thereupon shall be levied by William's executors, and no more. Dated 
Bedyngton, 20 June in the said year. 

-Mevioramhiiii that William came into the chancery at Westminster on 
30 June and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of release by William de Dersham to Robert Casp', parson of 
Wortham church, and to Alexander Hauekyn of Canterbury, clerk, of all 
his right and claim in the manor of Suthcherche with its appurtenances in 
Essex, except those lands in that manor which are of the fees of Polstede 
and Northorp, which manor with the said exceptions, the said Robert and 
Alexander hold of the feoffment of William at the date of these presents. 
Dated Suthcherche, Wednesday after Midsummer, 28 Edward III. 
Witnesses : John Berland the elder, John de Pritelwell, ' spicer,' Richard 
Samuel the elder, James Michel, Robert Champman, John Heyward, John 
Neweman, Thomas Serle, John Scryveyn. 

Memorandum that William came into the chancery at Westminster on 
1 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release of all actions for waste made by William de Bohun, 
earl of Northampton and constable of England, to William son of Walter 
de Clopton, in the manor of Neweton, co. Suffolk, which Thomas son and 
heir of William Boteveleyn has leased to William son of Walter for life 
and for a year after to his executors, and the said Thomas, by a fine levied 
in the king's court, has granted the reversion of that manor to the said earl 
who, by a fine levied in the said court, has granted it to Peter Pauelore and 
his heirs for ever. Dated London, 5 June, 27 Edward III. Frencli. 

Memurandnm that the earl came into the chancery at Westminster on 
1 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas William Gernoun, knight, 
grandfather of John Gernoun son and heir of John Gernoun, knight, 
granted to William Gernoun his son and to the heirs of his body all 
his manor of Theidene Gernoun in the hundred of Aungre with the 
advowson of the church of that manor, as appears in a fine levied in the 
king's court between them, with reversion in default of such heirs to the 
said William, the grandfather, the said John son of John has granted to 
Thomas, son of William Gernoun his uncle, and to Lucy his wife, all the 
said manor with the advowson, to them and the heirs of Thomas's body, 
with reversion to John in default of such heirs. Dated Westminster, 
Saturday after Midsummer, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 1 July 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by John fitz Bernard, knight, to John de Grey of 
Retherfeld, knight, of all his right and claim in all the lands, rents and 
services which John de Grey holds of his feoffment in the towns of 
Cornewell and Kengham ; also in all rents and services which he used to 
receive from the said lands or from any parcel thereof. Witnesses : 
Thomas de Langeleye, John de Nowers, John de Trillowe, Roger Blaket, 
Henry de Wighthill. Dated Cogges, 7 July, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John fitz Bernard came into the chancery at West- 
minster on 8 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Grey, of Retherfeld, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John 
fitz Bernard, knight, 100 marks : to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in the county of Buckingham. 

Cancelled on payment 

273 ^ 



82 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



]354. 



Julyl. 

Westminster. 



July 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane \Qd — cont. 

Enrolment of indenture made at Westminster on 8 July, 28 Edward III, 
witnessing that whereas John de Grey of Retherfeld, knight, is bound to 
John fitz Bernard, knight, in 100 marks by the preceding recognisance, to 
be paid at the Epiphany next, John fitz Bernard grants that if John de 
Grey pay him 50 marks at London in John de Grey's house at Broken- 
wharf at the said feast, the recognisance shall be null. 

Memorandum that the said parties came into the chancery at Westminster 
on 8 July and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Anne late the wife of Edward le Despenser acknowledges that she owes 
to William de Retford, clerk, late keeper of the king's wardrobe, 160Z. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in the county of 
Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Roger Legat acknowledges that he owes to William de Colbrok and 
Thomas Levee 121. ; to be levied etc. in Middlesex. 



July 9. Walter de Dunfowe of Hereford acknowledges that he owes to Edmund 

Westminster, de Grymesby, clerk, 24/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Hereford. 

July 1. Simon Simeon acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Berewyk, knight, 

Westminster. 66Z. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Lincoln. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Pritelwell acknowledges that he owes to David de Wollore and 
Michael de Ravendale, clerk, 101. ; to be levied etc. in Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

July 10. Richard de Wycombe, parson of Pitte church, acknowledges that he owes 

Westminster, to John Long of Wynchelse 38.s\ ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
nis lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Sussex. 



Membrane im. 

Enrolment of indenture made between John de Suwell and Emma his 
wife of the one part and John de Grenefeld of the other witnessing that John 
de Suwell and Emma have demised at ferm to John de Grenefeld all their 
lands, rents, meadows, pastures, waters, hedges, ditches, with all appurten- 
ances and easements and with all the goods and chattels which they have 
in the town of Wendesworthe for a sum of money paid down, to hold from 
Midsummer 28 Edward III until the end of five years next following, at 
which term John de Grenefeld will surrender them in as good 
state as he received them. Witnesses: John Wygan, Thomas Brix, William 
de Bathe, William del Chambre, John de Lathton. Dated Fletestrete in 
the suburb of London, the said day. 

Mcinorandtoii that the said parties came into the chancery at Westminster 
on 18 July and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Sir William de Aumarle, knight, 
and Sir Robert de Tudenham, knight, witnessing that whereas Robert 
has enfeolVod William of the manors of Chiristaunton, co. Devon, and 
Lymyngton, co. Somerset, Robert grants that William shall hold the said 
manors and appurtenances according to the purport of the said indentures, 
saving that William shall hold the same quit for his life and for thirteen 
years after his death, of all manner of rents reserved and contained in 



28 EDWARD III. 



88 



1354. 



Aug. 6. 
Westminster . 



Aug. 7. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 8. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 15(1 — cont. 

the indentures and of all manner of entries therein reser^'ed upon the 
non-payment of the rents aforesaid or of parcel thereof during William's 
life and the said term of thirteen years ; and Robert grants that all the 
rents reserved of those manors, distresses, entries or other conditions 
contained in the indentures, shall cease and be of no effect during William's 
life and the term of thirteen years ; and William grants that after the said 
term of thirteen years the said indentures, entries and conditions shall 
remain in force, so that if the rents to be paid after the said term are in 
arrear, contrary to the form of the indentures or of the conditions contained 
therein, then Robert may enter and retain the said manors in accordance 
with the purport of the indentures. Dated Exeter, 13 July, 28 Edward III. 
French. 

Memnrandum that the aforesaid parties came into the chancery at 
Westminster on 18 July and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of release by Agnes Brabazoun, daughter and heir of Agnes 
Brabazoun of Suthwerk, she being of full age, to John de Mounpeylers, 
' barber,' of all her right and claim in all that tenement with its appur- 
tenances situate in the parish of St. Mary Magdalene, Suthwerk, and in 4s. 
of yearly quit rent issuing from the tenement which belonged to Geoffrey 
Fayrher, lying near the said tenement, now belonging to John de Moun- 
pelers, on the south, which the said John de Mounpelers acquired of Robert 
de Denton, chaplain. Witnesses : Simon Plomer, William atte Fen, Ellis 
de Braughyngg, John Sadelere, Thomas Babbe of Kyngeston, John de 
Leuisham, John Mali, saddler. Dated Suthwerk, Monday after SS. Peter 
and Paul, 28 Edward III. 

Meworamhim that Agnes came into the chancery at Westminster on 
20 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Bello Campo of Warrewyk and John son of Giles de Bello Campo 
acknowledge that they owe to the king 200 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their Jands and chattels in the county of Worcester. 

Richard atte Hurnelond of Shilbrede acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Hatton lOOZ. ; to be levied etc. in Surrey. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Geoffrey de Chaddesden, master of the hospital of St. Giles without the 
bar of the Old Temple, London, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Ilkeston, parson of the church of St. Mary le Bow, London, and to William 
de Sallowe, draper of London, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Middlesex. 

Brother Peter de Falco, prior of Okebourne, acknowledges that he owes 
to Michael de Ravendale, clerk, and to William de Haukesworth, clerk, 
40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payoient. 

Memorandum that Michael and William grant that if the prior pay them 
20^ at London on All Saints' day, then the recognisance shall be null. 

Memorandum that Richard de Skideby, clerk, attorney of William de 
Retford, late keeper of the king's wardrobe, at the Assumption in the 
present year received from lady Anne la Despenser iOl. by the hands 
of Henry de Okoure, in part payment of a greater sum due from her to 
William by a recognisance made in chancery. 

Memorandum that on 26 August four books newly written, touching the 
state of the duchy of Gascony, were delivered to Master Michael de 
Northburgh, elect of London, and afterwards on 30 January in the 30th 



84 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354 



Alio-. 28. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 10. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 3. 

Westminster. 

Oct. 7. 

Westminster. 



Monhrmie Ibd — cant. 

year of the reign the said books were brought back to the chancery and there 
delivered to Koger de Chesterfeld, one of the chamberlains, to be kept in 
the treasury. 

Enrolment of grant by John Friday to Sir William de Whatton of Stok, 
rector of Giselham church, of the marriage of Thomas son of Reynold de 
Wilford of Torlaston which he had of the grant of Sir Thomas de Bello 
Monte, of whom the said Reynold father of Thomas, whose heir he is, 
held land by knight service. Dated London, on 10 August, 28 Edward III. 

Mi'ni()randum.i\x&\: ^ohn Friday came into the chancery at Westminster on 
20 August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the bailiff of Smalhuth or to him who supplies his place. Order, 
upon sight of these presents, to cause proclamation to be made that no 
master or mariner coming to the port of that town with their ships, shall eject 
ballast from their ships into the port, upon pain of paying 20.s. to the king, 
as he is informed that the masters and mariners of ships, Avhen they come 
to that port, throw out ballast from the ships into the port, whereby the 
entry has become so narrow that ships and boats cannot touch at the port 
without the greatest difficulty. By K. 

John de Menevill of Somerhous in the bishopric of Durham acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Simon Fraunceys, citizen and mercer of London, 
40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the 
county of Buckingham. 

Robert Bertram, baron of Bothale, acknowledges that he owes to Henry 
duke of Lancaster 1,000/. ; to be levied etc. in Northumberland. 

William de Dacre, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
de Thoresby, clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied etc. in Cumberland. 
( 'ancdled on paijnient. 



July 7. 
Westminster. 



July 8. 
Westminster. 



July 10. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 14r/. 

Robert de Bury, clerk, is nominated to Michael de Northburgh, elect of 
London, to receive a pension by reason of the new creation of the bishop. 

By p.s. [22492.] 

Enrolment of release by Robert Heworth son of John Heworth of York 
to Alexander Wythond and Ellen his wife of that city, of all his right and 
claim in a certain tenement with appurtenances situate in the parish 
of St. Sampson at Patrikespel of that city. Witnesses : Thomas de 
Brannesby, John de Chilham, William Brem of Fletestrete, London, John 
Rote 01 the same, John de Lynne of the same. Dated London, Thursday 
after Midsummer, 28 Edward III. 

Mc)norandn)n that Robert came into the chancery at Westminster on 
9 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Melchebourn, merchant, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de la Pole, knight, 60Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Essex. 

Nicholas South, parson of Twywell church in the diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to William de Hatton 100^. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
the county of Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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85 



1354 



Aug. 22. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 26. 
Westminster. 

Sept. 10. 
Westiiiiiister. 



July 15. 

Westminster 



July 16. 
Westminster. 



Memhnine 14</ — cont. 

Enrolment of acquittance by John de Herdewyk to William de Stok, 
clerk, for 12Z. which he received at the I'oceipt of the king's exchequer in 
John's name for his wages for the time when John was the king's serjeant 
in the sessions of Sir Richard de Stafford and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and felonies in the 
counties of Gloucester and Somerset. Dated Westminstei", 3 July, 28 
Edward III. 

Mi'iiKiranilinii that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 
8 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by John Cok, treasurer and 
receiver of the moneys of Queen Philippa, from the collectors of the custom 
and subsidy in the port of London, by the hands of the treasurer and 
chamberlains of the exchequer, of 500^ for Easter term last, of the 
1,000/. which the queen ought to receive yearly for life of the said customs 
in recompense for the castle, town and honour of Pontefract and their 
appurtenances, surrendered to the king. Dated London, 15 April, 29 
Edward III. 

Vacated. 

Enrolment of a like receipt by John Cok, treasurer and receiver of the 
moneys of Queen Philippa, from the said collectors, of 600/. for Michaelmas 
term last. Dated London, 8 October, 28 Edward III. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by John Cok, treasurer and 
receiver of the moneys of Queen Philippa, from the collectors of the -petty 
customs in the port of London, by the hands of the treasurer and 
chamberlains of the exchequer, of 166/. 13s. 4W. for Michaelmas term last, 
in part satisfaction of 297Z. 2.s. lO^il. of those 694/. 5.s. 9|'/. granted to 
the queen and due to her yearly for life of the said customers, for the 
maintenance of the king's children. Dated London, 8 October, 28 
Edward III. 

Mciiioiaiuhdii that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 8 July 
and acknowledged the two preceding deeds. 

Roger de Cyfrew^ast of Clyware acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Menevyll of Somerhous 80/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the county of Buckingham. — The chancellor received, &c. 

Cancelled on pai/nient. 

John de Missynden, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of 
Lesnes 20/. ; to be levied etc. in Essex. 

Simon Litelbode of Little Wilburgham acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Haukesworth, clerk, 40*. ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
Cambridge. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was made to secure payment of 20s. 
at the same term. 

Cancelled on paijinent. 

William Croyser acknowledges that he owes to William de Aubernoun, 
knight, 200 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Bedford. 

Cancelled on paijiiicnt, iicknouiedyed by Wenthliana, late WilliariCs wife and 
executrix of his will. 

John Chaumpayne of the county of Kent acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Colonia, armourer, 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 



86 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354, 



July 18, 
Westminster. 



July 19. 

Westminster. 



•July 18. 

Westminster 



July 25. 
Westminster. 



Membrane lid — rant. 

Enrolment of release made by Frederick Pargham to the king, for 100 
crowns {sctitis) paid to him, of a ship called ' Rekkenhnry ' and all goods and 
chattels found therein, which was lately taken from Frederick's servants at 
sea oft' the Humbre, within the bounds of England, by John Iperlyng, with 
a general release of all actions for the taking and detention of the said ship 
and goods, and Bartholomew van Hale and Nicholas Frese, merchants of 
Almain, have mainperned for Frederick that he will faithfully observe 
all the premises and will not attempt anything to the contrary. Dated 
London, 11 July, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Frederick, Bartholomew and Nicholas came into the 
chancery at Westminster on 16 July and acknowledged, Frederick the 
preceding deed, Bartholomew and Nicholas the mainprise. 

Memorandum that the deed, after it was enrolled, was delivered to Roger 
de Chestrefeld to be taken to the treasury. 

Thomas de Hogshawe, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
son of Richard de Eccleshale 10^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Kent. 

Richard de Forde, parson of Neuton Seyntlou church in the diocese of 
Bath and Wells, Richard de Ellesworth, vicar of Whitwalton church in the 
diocese of Salisbury, and Thomas Grigefeld of Braye acknowledge that 
they owe to John de Croxton, clerk, 16 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Berks, 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Thorp and Hugh le Peyntour of St. Albans acknowledge that 
they owe to Roger de Chestrefeld, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in the county of Hertford. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas John de Thorp and 
Hugh le Peyntour of St. Albans are bound to Roger de Chestrefeld, clerk, 
in 10 marks by the preceding recognisance, Roger grants that if Alice and 
Isabel, daughters and heirs of Master Roger de Heyton, sometime the king's 
surgeon, who are now under age, half a year after they are of full age, levy 
a fine or are ready to levy a fine in the king's court for the king's use and 
at his cost, for a messuage with appurtenances in Westminster, which 
messuage at one time belonged to Roger, or if their heirs do the like in 
case they die before they have levied such fine, the recognisance shall be 
null. Dated Westminster, 20 July, 28 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that Roger came into the chancery at Westminster on 
20 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William Heroun, knight, acknowledges that he owes to David de Wollore, 
clerk, lOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the county of Cambridge, 

Cancelled un payment. 



MEMBRANE IBd. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas Daulyn of Newcastle upon Tyne to 
William de Acton of the same town of all those lands in the towns and 
territories of Newcastle, Estwyk, Gesemu and Bykar, which Thomas 
Daulyn, father of the said Thomas, formerly held of the gift and feoffment 
of Adam Galeway. Witnesses: William de la Strother, then mayor of 
Newcastle, John de Emeldon, Richard Scot, John de la Chaumbre, bailifls 
of that town, Peter Graper, John Wake, William de la Cauce. Dated 
Newcastle, Wednesday after Easter, 28 Edward III. 



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87 



J354 Membrane 13r/ — rant. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas Daulyn of Newcastle upon Tyne to 
William de Acton of Newcastle, of a yearly rent of 100s. to be received 
of his manor of Haysend and of all his lands in the town and territory of 
Newcastle upon Tyne, with power of distraint in the said manor and lands 
if the rent be in arrear. Dated Newcastle, Wednesday after the Purification, 
28 Edward III. [Witnesses as above.] 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas Daulyn of Newcastle upon Tyne to 
William de Acton of Newcastle of the wardship of the body of John son of 
John de Denton, together with that of all the lands, rents and possessions 
in the towns of Newcastle and Denton, to hold until the full age of the 
said John son of John. Dated Newcastle, 28 June, 28 Edward III. 

MnnorcDtiliiiii that Thomas came into the chancery at Westminster on 
18 July and acknowledged the preceding charter and deeds. 

July 14. Nicholas de Aumberden acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Anneford, 

Westminster, clerk, 501. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the county of Buckingham. 

John Joce, vicar of Lambourn church, acknowledges that he owes to 
Master Richard d.i Kilvyngton, dean of Bt. Paul's church, London, and 
to Master William de Lughteburgh, Master Thomas de Paxton and Roger 
de Barneburgh, proctors of the said dean, 200 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the 
county of Southampton. 

John de Swynle, parson of Wynewyk church, acknowledges that he owes 
to David de Wollore, clerk, 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the county of Lancaster. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made that no 
duke, earl, baron, knight or other man at arms shall tilt, tourney, joust, 
seek adventures or presume to exercise other deeds of arms, upon the 
forfeiture of his horses, arms and all other things, and if he finds any 
doing the contrary after the proclamation, he shall take them with their 
horses, armour and other things and keep them safely until further order, 
certifying the king in chancery from time to time of the names of the 
persons so arrested, and the nature and price of the horses, armour and 
goods, and the sheriflf shall not omit this upon pain of forfeiture. By K. 
[Ffcdcra.] 
The like to the following to wit : — 

The sheriffs of London. 

The sheriti' of Hereford. 

The sheriff of Huntingdon. 

The bailiffs of Huntingdon. [Hid.] 

July 12. To the mayor and bailiffs of Shorham. Order to cause all the goods 

Westminster, and merchandise of Clays de Bak, John Mace and of merchants and others 
of the towns of St. Valery, Boulogne, Crotoy, Depe, Abbevill, Harflet, Roan, 
Came, Amyas and elsewhere of the power and obedience of the king's 
adversary of France, to be arrested without delay and kept safely until 
further order, certifying the king of the nature and value of the goods so 
arrested, as lately at the suit of John de Bridport and John Hardy of 
Calais, showing the king that the said Clays and John Mace of the power 
of France, in the time of the truce between the king and his said adversary, 
attacked a ship of the price of 20/., laded with their tin to the value of 



July 18. 
Westminster, 



July 18. 

Westminster. 



88 CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1354. 



Meinhranc ] Sr/ — cont. 



250Z. 16,s. M. when coming by sea to London, killed nine men and Serjeants 
in the ship, took it so laded to Bt. Valery and there did their will 
therewith, not caring to satisfy John and John therefor or for the price 
thereof when requested, and John and John beseeching the king to provide 
a remedy, he ordered Reynold de Cobham, captain of Calais, to take an 
inquisition thereupon by the oath of lawful men of Calais, by which it is 
found that a certain ship called 'la co(i;fe Johan' of Exemuth, at the time 
of the said truce, when coming to London was taken on the coast of 
England off a place called ' Bouchief ' by the said Clays of St. Valery and 
his fellows, the king's enemies of France, who killed John Burgeis, then 
master of the ship, six manners and two yeomen, Serjeants of the said John 
de Bridport and John Hardy merchants of Calais, John Cokk, servant of 
John de Bridport, and John Ykes, servant of John Hardy, and they took 
the ship laden with'tin and other goods to the coast of France between 
Boulogne and Staples, not to a port but to a bay, and there they unladed 
the tin and goods and took them by carts to Abbevill and there sold them 
to John Curteis and his fellows, merchants of Amiens, and that John de 
Bridport and John Hardy lost tin to the value of 240^. 16s. 8r/., and the 
ship price 20^., and the said master lost 25/. of gold and silver in coined 
money, and John Cokk lost 22Z. in gold and silver in coined money, 
besides the goods of the mariners of the ship, and although the said 
captain requested the lord of Landas supplying the place of the captain of 
the marches of Calais, who is bound by the form of the truce to reform 
such attempts, and the admiral of the sea on the part of the king's said 
adversary, to reform the premises, yet they have not cared to give any 
answer or to do justice upon the premises, as the said captain has shown 
the king. By C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — ■ 

The mayor and sheriffs of London. 

The mayor and bailiff's of Southampton. 

The mayor and bailiff's of Sandwich. 

The mayor, ec/tevins and community of Calais. 

The mayor and bailiff's of Dover. 
The like, mutatis viuiandis, to Reynold de Cobeham, captain of Calais, to 
arrest and keep safely the goods of Clays and John and of such merchants 
and others. 

MEMBRANE \%L 

Enrolment of indenture made between William Nortoft of the county of 
Essex and John Roce, citizen and fishmonger of London, witnessing that 
William has demised at ferm to John all that tenement with cellars, upper 
chambers, and garden adjacent and other appurtenances situate in St. Botolf 's 
Lane in the parish of St. George, London, to wit, between the tenement of 
Master Roger de la Bere on the north and the tenement which belonged 
to John Yon on the south, to hold from Midsummer 27 Edward III until 
the end of seven years following, rendering to William 4 marks yearly 
at the terms usual in the city of London, of which seven years William 
acknowledges the receipt from John for the first three years, and if the rent 
be in arrear in whole or in part William may enter the said tenement and 
distrain there until he is satisfied, and John will maintain the tenement 
from wind and rain during the said term. Witnesses : John de Mockyng, 
Andrew Pikman, Robert Haunsard, Giles Pikman. Dated London, the 
said day. 

Memorandioii that the said parties came into the chancery at Westminster 
on 20 August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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Enrolment of release by William de Norhtoft of the county of Essex to 
John Roce, citizen and fishmonger of London, of all his right and claim in 
that tenement with cellar, upper chamber and garden and its appurtenances, 
which John holds of his demise situate in St. Botolf's Lane and in the 
parish of St. George near Estchep, London, to wit, between the tenement of 
Master Roger de la Bere on the north and the tenement which belonged to 
John Youn on the south, and the tenement of Michael de Ifeld on the east 
and the highway on the west. Adam Fraunceys, then mayor of London, 
John Litle and William atte Welde, then sheriffs of that city, Ralph de 
Lenne, then alderman of the ward. Witnesses : Richard de Evre, Andrew 
Pikeman, Giles Pikeman, Robert White, Guy Lambyn, Thomas de Santon, 
clerk. Dated London, Thursday after the Assumption, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William came into the chancery at Westminster on 
the said Thursday and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Robert son of Richard Waleys of Kerseye to Sir 
Nicholas Forester, parson of Semere church, of all his right and claim in 
all those lands which he held in the towns of Kerseye, Hadleye, Swatefeld, 
and Semere, and also in a yearly rent of 20Z. which Robert ought to receive 
of those lands, as is fully contained in a charter of feoffment made by 
Robert to Nicholas. Witnesses : Michael de Bures, William Castelyn, John 
Arundel, Humphrey Benardeston, Robert Framesden, Richard Forester, 
John de Bulmere, chaplain. Dated Kerseye, Monday the Nativity of the 
Virgin, 28 Edward III. 

Meinurandtiin that Robert came into the chancery at London - on 
13 September and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Sept. 16. To John de Bello Campo, constable of the Tower of London or to him 

Westminbter. who supplies his place there. Order to release John Colyn of Halghsto the 
younger from prison by a mainprise, as he and John Brayn, his servant, 
are indicted because on Friday after the Translation of St. Thomas the 
Martyr in the 27th year of the reign, for having taken G sacks of wool price 
28Z. Qs. 8d. out of England without paying the custom or subsidy thereon, 
at Upchirche, co. Kent, and John Colyn was taken and imprisoned in the 
Tower for that cause, and has found William Symeon of Upchirche, John 
Colyn of Upchirche, the elder, William Segar of Upchirche and Ellis Wylmet 
of Halghsto, his mainpernors, who have undertaken to have him before the 
king and his council in chancery a month from Michaelmas next, to 
answer the king in the premises, and to answer the king for the price of 
the wool and the fine due to him 'in the matter in case they do not have 
him there on the said day. By C. 

Enrolment of a release of ail actions of waste in the manor of la More 
with appurtenances in Writele, co. Essex, made by Nicholas son and heir 
of William de la More, knight, to John de Ryselee also called Takeley and 
Elizabeth his wdfe, formerly the wife of John de la More, elder brother of 
Nicholas, who hold the said manor for Elizabeth's life, by a tine levied in 
the king's court, of Nicholas's inheritance, and grant of the said manor to 
them for their lives, so that if John survive Elizabeth the manor shall 
remain to him for his life, with remainder, after their decease, to Nicholas 
according to the tine. Witnesses : William de Rokeswell, John de Roliston, 
Ralph Wolsy, Thomas de Poley, John atte Merk. Dated Writele, Saturday 
the eve of St. Matthew, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Nicholas came into the chancery at London on 
23 September and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



90 



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1354. 



Sept. 28. 
Westminster 



Oct. 2. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 2. 

Westminster. 



Mewhrane 12r/ — cnnt. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Ryselee called also Takeleye to Nicholas 
son and heir of William de la More, knight, of a yearly rent of 10 marks 
to be leceived of his manor of la More in Writele, co. Essex, after the 
death of Elizabeth, .John's wife, if he survive her, during John's life, so 
that Nicholas shall exact nothing of that rent during Elizabeth's life, with 
power of distraint in the manor after Elizabeth's death, if the rent is in 
arrear for seven days. [Witnesaefi an above.'] Dated Writele, Monday 
the morrow of St. Matthew, 28 Edward III. 

MeiiioraiKhiiii that John came into the chancery at London on 23 September 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by Margaret daughter and heir of Richard Godlak of 
Kyngeseye to Sir Robert de Marny, knight, of a rent of 40.s. to be received 
yearly of all her lands in Kyngeseye, with power of distraint in those lands 
if the rent be in arrear. Dated London, 24 September, 28 Edward III. 

MenioramUim that Margaret came into the chancery at Westminster on 
26 September and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Brother John de Weston, prior of Huntyngdon, acknowledges for himself 
and convent that they owe to David de Wollore, Henry de Ingelby and 
Michael de Ravendale, clerks, 20^.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the county of 
Huntingdon. 

Cancelled on payment, aclmouiedfjed by David. 

MenioravdiDn that this recognisance for 20Z. is for security for the 
payment of lOZ. 

John de Sancto Johanna acknowledges that he owes to Edward de Sancto 
Johanne 1,000Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of Southampton. 

Canvelled on payment. 

Adam de Everyngham, prebendary of Suthmuskham in the church of 
St. Mary, Suthwell, in the diocese of York, and parson of Rokkyng church, 
of the jurisdiction of Canterbury, acknowledges that he owes to Walter 
Colyas of Slretton 2001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Essex. 



Membrane lid. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that at Holy Trinity 1354 Master 
William de Exon[ia], rector of Croston church, demised atferm to Sir John de 
Wynewyk, treasurer of St. Peter's church, York, his church of Croston and 
all tithes, oblations, obventions, fruits, rents, issues and other commodities 
pertaining thereto, to hold until the end of five years, rendering to William 
or to his attorney showing his letters of acquittance at York at Whitsuntide 
next, 40^, and at Martinmas following 40^ and so yearly until the end 
of the five years, and John will support all the charges, ordinary and 
extraordinary, pertaining to the church and he will defend and acquit the 
church and William thereof, and if John make default in the payment 
of the money for fifteen days after any of the terms, then \N'illiani may 
dispose of the fruits, rents, tithes and all profits and issues of the church, 
sell and assign them at will, and because William de Heskcth, knight, 
late formor of the church, is bound to repair the houses of the rectory 
thereof, which are now ruinous, before Whitsuntide next, the said Master 
William and John shall compel him to repair those houses before the said 



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Oct. 20. 

Westminster 



Oct. 22. 

Westminster 



Oct. 28. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster 



Oct. 28. 

Westminster. 



Membrane lid — cant. 

feast, and thenceforth John shall maintain the houses in as good a state 
as he receives them, and if Master William shall die or demise the church 
before the end of the term, then John shall be entirely discharged of the 
said yearly ferm so that he shall give satisfaction pro rata for the time that 
he held the church before such death or demise. Dated York, Holy Trinity 
in the said year, 28 Edward III. 

Memoranihiui that both Master William and John came into the chancery 
at London on 16 October and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

John de Insula of Rougeinont, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Kirkeby, parson of Potenham church and to Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, 
400 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the county of Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment acknoniedged by Gilbert. 

Edward de Kendale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Colvill of Bytham, knight, 200 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Bartholomew de Kynardesle acknowledges that he owes to W^illiam 
de Newenham, clerk, 101. ; to be levied etc. in Surrey. 

William de Housom, prior of Ellerton, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to Master William de Fenton 200Z. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
the county of York. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas three weeks from 
Michaelmas in the 28th year of the reign Master William de Fenton 
recovered before the justices at Westminster against William de Housom, 
prior of Ellerton, a yearly rent of 20 marks to be received of all the prior's 
lands in the county of York for Fenton's life, as is fully contained in the 
deed made thereupon to Fenton and in the record of the said recovery, and 
afterwards for the greater security of that rent the prior made the preceding 
recognisance for 200Z. to Fenton, the said Fenton grants that if the prior 
pay him that rent yearly for life, in the church of St. Peter, Y'ork, in 
the presence of the official of the court of York or of his commissary or other 
trustworthy persons, so that the payment of the rent is not in arrear, the 
recognisance shall be null, and it shall be annulled after his death. Dated 
Westminster, 2-1 October, in the said year. 

Memorandion that both Fenton and the prior came into the chancery 
at London ou 24 October and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

John atte Castel of Grymesby acknowledges that he owes to Ellis de 
Grymesby, clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the county of Lincoln. 

Brother William de Housom, prior of Ellerton, acknowledges for himself 
and convent that they owe to John, archbishop of Y^ork, 150/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in the county of York. 

Cancelled o)i payment. 

Richard Spray of Moreby acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Thoresby, clerk, 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of Northampton. 



92 



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1854. 



Oct. 30. 

Westminster 



Oct. 28. 
Westminster, 



Nov. 8. 
Westminster, 



Nov. 3. 
Westminster 



Membrane 1 1 d — cant. 

Enrolment of manumission by Thomas de Aldeschels of .John Baret, 
brother and heir of William Baret of Passenham, his bondman, with all 
his issue and chattels. Witnesses : Sir Roger Hillary, Sir Robert de Herle, 
Sir Ralph Basset of Sapecote, knights, Richard de Piriton, clerk, Richard 
le Wydeville, John son of Nicholas le Hunte of Fennistratford, .John son of 
Ralph de Arderne. Dated Sutton in Colefeld, 21 July, 28 Edward IIL 

Meiiiorandum that Thomas came into the chancery at Westminster on 
29 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Edmund le Blound acknowledges that he owes to Richard, earl of 
Arundel, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Sussex. 

John de Dunham of Lincoln acknowledges that he owes to John son of 
Alice de Northtoft and to John de Bedeford, citizen and skmnerof London, 
GO/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Lincoln. 

Thomas Saucer of Wenburgh acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Gatesden, knight, 100/. ; to be levied etc. in Wilts. 

Enrolment of release by George Selymon for his life to Robert de Burton 
of all his right and claim in all those lands which Robert had of the grant 
of Ralph earl of Stafford in the town of Attewarde, co. Wilts. Dated 
London, Friday the eve of All Saints, 28 Edward III. 

MeinoraiHluiii that George came into the chancery at Westminster on 
3 November and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by George Selymon for his life to Sir Ralph, earl 
of Stafford, of all his right and claim in all his lands in the town of 
Attewarde, co. Wilts. Dated London, Friday the eve of All Saints, 
28 Edward III. 

Memoramluiii that George came into the chancery at Westminster on 

3 November and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Henry de Lucy, son and heir of Robert de Lucy, 
to Sir Roger Loryng, knight, of all his right and claim in the manor of 
Douneheved, co. Somerset. Witnesses : Sir Ralph de Middelneye, knight, 
William de W^ydecombe, Walter Gophey, Matthew de Clyvedon, Thomas 
Donebaud, John Hugyn, William Gyen. Dated London, Saturday before 
All Saints, 28 Henry III. 

Meiiiorandniii that Henry came into the chancery at Westminster on 

4 November and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William le Hercy of Wellom of the county of Nottingham acknowledges 
that he owes to Thomas Aillemer of London 100/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in the said county. 



MEMBRANE lOd. 

Nov. 5. Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Kichard earl of Arundel 5,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lauds and chattels in the county of Salop. 

Richard earl of Arundel acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Mortuo 
Man, earl of March, 2,000 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Salop. 



i 



28 EDWARD III. 93 



1354. Membrane 10^/ — cont. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Richard earl of Arundel and 
Roger de Mortymer, earl of la IMarche, witnessing that the earl of la Marche 
has granted that Edmund his son and heir shall marry Alice daughter of 
the said earl of Arundel, for which marriage the earl of Arundel is bound 
to pay to the earl of la Marche 8,000 marks at St. Paul's church, London, 
to wit, on the day of the making of these presents 1,000 marks, at the time 
when the children are married, namely when they are aged seven years, 
1,000 marks, and when they are of the age of fourteen years, so that their 
marriage be accomplished, 1,000 marks, and if Ednmnd survive his father 
and die under the age of fourteen years, so that Alice is dowered with the 
lands wherewith she is dowable by law, or that open negligence is found in 
her that she cannot be dowered in the said manner, then the earl of Arundel 
shall be bound immediately to pay the 1,000 marks which are to be paid at 
the end of the fourteen years, to the executors of the earl of la Marche, in 
payment of the 3,000 marks aforesaid ; and if the earl of la IMarche, 
Edmund or Alice or one of them die before the age of seven years, then the 
earl of la Marche shall be bound to repay the 1,000 marks received on the 
day of the making of these presents, the earl of la Marche being discharged 
of all other covenants touching the said marriage, and if the marriage take 
place at the age of seven and then fail by the death of the earl of Marche 
or by default on one side or the other, before the age of fourteen, or if Alice 
die without issue by Edmund before the age of fourteen, then the earl of la 
Marche shall be bound to repay to the earl of Arundel all the money received 
from him for that marriage within two years after the marriage has 
notoriously failed, and upon this the earl of la Marche shall be dischargetl 
of all other covenants touching the marriage and the earl of Arundel dis- 
charged of the payment of the residue of the 3,000 marks ; and if the earl 
of la Marche live until the children have attained the age of seven years, 
he shall then enfeoff them by the conditions following, for their lives, of 
200 marks of land and rent at the time of their espousals, and on the same 
day and upon the same conditions he shall grant to them for life the 
reversion of other 200 marks of land and rent of the lands which will come 
to him after the death of the countess of la Marche, or the countess of 
Northampton, his mother, and shall cause the tenants to attorn themselves 
to the said children, or shall otherwise enfeoff them of the 200 marks of 
land and rent if they have then fallen in by the death of the said countesses ; 
and if the tenants for life will not attorn themselves within a month after 
the grant of the reversion, then the earl of la Marche shall assure to those 
children other 200 marks of land and rent after the death of either of 
the said ladies, by sufficient surety as the counsel of the earl of Arundel or 
Ahce shall appoint, to hold for the lives of Edmund and Ahce in name of 
provision for Alice upon the following conditions, to wit, that if Edmund 
survive his father, so that Alice is dowable of his inheritance and of any 
other lands of which she may be dowable by law, then her estate in two 
parts of the 200 marks of land and rent falhng in after the death of the said 
countesses, which were in reversion, shall cease in her person, saving to her 
the 200 marks of land and rent which she will have in demesne on the day 
of the espousals and the third part of the other 200 marks of land and rent ; 
and if the marriage is disturbed or fail by any cause not due to the default 
of the earl of la Marche, or the 2,000 marks are not paid for a quarter of a 
year after any of the terms by default of the earl of Arundel or are repaid 
to him by any of the causes aforesaid, then the estate of the lands and rents 
to be made by the earl of la Marche to Edmund and Alice for their lives shall 
cease and be null, and the tenements shall revert to the earl of la Marche ; 
and for the performance of these things the earl of la Marche shall make 



94 



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1354. 



Nov. 6. 
Westminster 



Nov. 8. 

Westminster. 

Nov. 13. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 17. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 15. 
Westminster. 



Memhranc lOr/ — cnnt. 

proper sureties and bonds of his lands in England as the counsel of the earl 
of Arundel shall appoint, and in like manner the earl of Arundel to pay the 
1,000 marks payable after the espousals of the children, and the earl of la 
Marche shall have the wardship of the land -wherewith the children are 
enfeoft'ed ; for which wardship he shall maintain those children suitably 
until they are of age to consent to marriage, and he shall demise the said 
lands to certain persons for a term of years to the end be may not be bound 
to answer for their issues in the mean time ; and the earl of la Marche shall 
now make proper surety to the earl of Arundel for the 1,000 marks paid at 
the making of these presents and on the day of the espousals for the 1,000 
marks which he shall then receive, otherwise the earl of Arundel shall not 
be bound to pay the 2,000 marks until surety is made to him in the said 
form. Dated London, the last day of October, 28 Edward III. French . 

Meinorandiini that both the earl of Arundel and the earl of la Marche 
came into the chancery at Westminster on 6 November and acknowledged 
the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas it has been agreed 
between Kichard earl of Arundel and Roger de Mortymer, earl of la Marche, 
that Edmund son and heir of the earl of la Marche shall marry Alice 
daughter of the earl of Arundel, by certain conditions and covenants 
contained in certain indentures made between the earls, dated on the last 
day of October, enrolled in chancery, and upon this the earl of Arundel is 
bound to the earl of la Marche in 2,000 marks to be paid at Michaelmas 
next, as appears by a recognisance made thereupon in chancery, and the 
earl of la Marche is also bound to the earl of Arundel in 5,000 marks, to 
be paid at the same feast, as appears by a recognisance made in chancery, 
the earl of la Marche grants that if the earl of Arundel perform all the 
covenants and conditions with which he is charged by the said indentures, 
then his recognisance shall be null, and the earl of Arundel grants that if 
the earl of la Marche perform the conditions with which he is charged by 
the same indentures, then the recognisance for 5,000 marks shall be null. 
Dated London, 6 November, 28 Edward IIL French. 

Meworandinn that both the earl of Arundel and the earl of la Marche 
came into the chancery at Westminster on 6 November and acknowledged 
the preceding deed. 

Conrad de Gatyngton acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Ingelby, 
clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of Northampton. 

William de Wyndesore, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the king 
100 naarks ; to be levied etc. in Westmorland. 

John de Naketon, parson of Odecombe church, acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, lOOx. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
Somerset. 

Master Richard Raven, ' cook,' acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
atte Strete of Wendovere 100 marks : to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in the county of Hertford. 

Cancelled on pay went. 

John de Insula, of Rougemont, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
John Malewayn of London 60Z. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Cambridge. 
Cancelled on payment. 



28 EDWARD III. 



95 



1354 



Nov. 18. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 22. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 24. 

Westminster 



Nov. 2G. 
Westminster 



Dec. 2. 

Westminster 



Membrane 10'/ — eont. 

Richard abbot of Leslies acknowledges for himself and convent that 
they owe to IMaster Richard de Sahani Ml. 13.s. id.; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods 
in Kent. 

Geoffrey Hamelyn acknowledges that he owes to John Dunsterre, clerk, 
and John Wyard 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Somerset. 

Agnes late the wife of John de Buscy, knight, acknowledges that she 
owes to John de Bedeford, citizen and skinner of London, and to John son 
of Alice de Northtoft 20^. ; to be levied &c. in Rutland. 

Denis Frapyn, the king's falconer, is sent to the abbot and convent of 
Dorchestre to receive such' maintenance in that house for life as Thomas 
de Radford, deceased, had there at the king's request. By p.s. [22605.] 

Memorandum that on 14 December following, because the king was 
informed that the said abbey had never been charged with such maintenance 
by the king or his predecessors, he ordered the chancellor, by letter of the 
secret seal, not to permit any writs under the great seal touching that 
matter to issue without the king's special order, which letter is on the files 
among the writs of privy seal of this year. [p.s. 22630.] 

John de Hagh and Thomas de Snayth acknowledge that they owe to the 
king 60L ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in the county of Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledijed by the kiny by writ of privy aeal dated 
27 Jnne in the 29iA ijear of the reiyn^ directed to the chancellor, which writ is 
on the tiles of the 29^7; year. ' [p.s. 22828.] 

John de Delves acknowledges that he owes to John Cook, treasurer of 
Queen Philippa, 501. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Stafford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Edward de Cretyng, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John le 
Bruyn of Okie lOZ. ; to be levied etc. in Suffolk. 

Hugh de Mortuo Mari, knight, acknoAvledges that he owes to John 
Knyvet 40 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Hertford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John Waleys, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de Notton 
and William de Fynchesden 53Z. ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
Nottingham. 

John Waleys, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Walton, 
archdeacon of Richemund,80i.; to be levied etc. in the county of Leicester. 
Cancelled on 'payment. 

Guy de Seintcler, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master Andrew 
de Otford 19L 12r/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Huntingdon. 

Henry Tangemer of Cambridge acknowledges that he owes to the same 
Andrew 111. Gs. 3^f/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Cambridge. 
Cancelled on payment. 



96 



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1354. 



Sept. 21. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 9. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 9(1. 

Enrolment of release by John de Shorne, son of Walter de Shorne, to 
Ellis Fraunceys and Thomas de Loughteburgh of all his right and claim 
in all the manor of Great Stanmer which they lately acquired by a charter 
of feoft'ment of Simon Fraunceys in Middlesex. Witnesses : John Deneys, 
Henry Ware, William Burughwell, John Stable, William Dykeman, 
John Yerdele and William Wiredraugher. Dated London, 'I August, 
28 Edward HI. 

Mciiiomndtnii that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 
4 August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to de-arrest without delay 33 sarplars 
of wool arrested under the name of Conrad Clippyng and to deliver 
them to Conrad son of Herman Clippyng, merchant of Almain, by a 
mainprise, as the king has received the plaint of Conrad son of Herman 
containing that the sheriffs have unjustly arrested 33 sarplars of his wool 
under the name of Conrad Clippyng under colour of a writ of the 
exchequer directing them to levy 521. 12.s id. of Conrad Clippyng and his 
fellows, merchants of Almain, of the money received of Richard Damysele 
of London and Nicholas Pyk of London for 25 sacks and a pocket of the 
king's wool, and to pay it at the exchequer on the morrow of Michaelmas 
next, although Conrad son of Herman never received any of the king's wool 
or money at any time, nor was the fellow of the said Conrad, whereupon 
he has besought the king to provide a remedy, and Hertmer de Ergest, 
merchant of Almain, Tideman Coufote, citizen of London, Henry Buk, 
merchant of Almain, William de Brokesbourn of London, ' spicer,' Herman 
Longe, Alexander Shymelpeny and John de Loo, merchants of Almain, 
have mainperned before the king in chancery for Conrad son of Herman 
to pay the £21. 12.s. Ad. at the exchequer on the said morrow if he should 
be charged therewith. By C. 

Enrolment of a bond by Thomas Bigge and Walter Gibbe le Herde to 
Philip le Parkere in 20Z. which they received from him on loan, to be paid 
to him or to his attorney at Southwark in the church of St. Mary called 
Overye, at St. Peter ad Vincula next. Dated Westminster, Tuesday after 
Michaelmas, 28 Edward III. 

Meniorandinn that the said Thomas and Walter came into the chancery 
at Westminster on 8 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Memorandum that an indenture made between the king and Elizabeth 
late the wife of William de Douglas is enrolled on the dorse of the roll of 
Scotland in October of the present year. 

William, baron of Craystok acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Herle 
1,000Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Cumberland, 

Robert de Herle acknowledges that he owes to William, baron of Cray- 
stok, 1,000/. ; to be levied &c. in Northumberland. 

Enrolment of release by Robert atte Mor, son of John atte Mor of 
Suthwerk, to Simon Olyver called de Mordon, citi/.en and ' stokfisshmongere ' 
of London, and Alice his wife and to John Roce, son of John Roce the 
elder of Northflete, and Margaret his wife, of all his right and claim in all 
those tenements with houses, buildings, rents, two water mills, gardens, 
ponds, waters, hedges, ditches and all other appurtenances which formerly 
belonged to John Roce, citizen and vintner of London, in the parish of 
St. Olave, Suthwerk, and which Harlwin de Houweton, citizen and 



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Oct. 16. 

Westminster. 



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vintner of that city, held of the gift of John de Stodeye and Robert de 
Rameseye, and the said John de Stodeye and Robert of the gift of 
the said Harlwin and Amice relict of John Roce, vintner of London, 
and the said Simon and Alice of the gift of John Roce the younger, 
son of Richard Roce of Totyngge, co. Surrey. Witnesses : John Lovekyng, 
Ralph de Lenn, John Roce, fishmonger, Richard Bacon, John Rothyngge, 
Nicholas de Wetheresfeld, Ed[mund] Olyver. Dated London, Saturday 
before St. Luke, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Robert atte Mor came into the chancery at Westminster 
on the said Saturday and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release bv Reynold soil of Simon de Wodeham to Thomas 
Gray, knight, of all his right and claim in the manor of Heton near Corn- 
hale, CO. Northumberland. Dated Norham, 6 October, 28 Edward III. 

^lemorandum that Reynold came into the chancery at Westminster on 
8 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Roger Lestraunge, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de 
Cantilupo 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in the county of Oxford. 

John Bakere of Stanstede, John Ketel of Wrotham, William Spryver of 
C'obeham, Nicholas Robyn of Strode, John Batheleghes of Cobeham, Simon 
Warenner of Stanstede, Henry Child of Aylesford and Walter Cage of 
Wrotham acknowledge that they owe to James de Pecham 200 marks ; to 
be levied etc. in Kent. 

John Page of Mallyng acknowledges that he owes to James de Pecham 
101. ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 

Enrolment of release by Robert son of Oliver de Mouton to Sir Robert 
de Marny, knight, of all his right and claim in a sixth part of a third part 
of the manor of Falkebourn and of the advowson of Falkebourne church, 
which sixth part came to him hereditarily after the death of his cousin 
Isabel late the wife of Sir Thomas de la Chaumbre, knight. Dated 
London, 12 October, 28 Edward III. 

Mcmorandinii that Robert son of Oliver came into the chancery at West- 
minster on 14 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Richard de Clopton, the king's yeoman, is sent to the prior and convent 
of Burstall to receive such maintenance from their house for life as William 
de la Sauserie, deceased, had there at the king's request. 



Membrane 8d. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard Miles of Chilton to Sir Miles de Stapelton 
of Bedale, knight, of all his lands in Northmorton, co. Berks, as in 
messuages, lands, meadows, woods, pastures, and rents. Dated North- 
morton, Monday after All Saints, 28 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by Richard Miles of Chilton to Sir Miles de 
Stapelton of Bedale, knight, of all his right and claim in all the lands 
which descended to him after the death of Richard Miles, his father, in 
the town of Northmorton, co. Berks. Dated Northmorton, Monday after 
St. Martin m Winter, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the said Richard came into the chancery at West- 
minster on 26 November and acknowledged the preceding charter and deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between John de Burstal of the county 
of Nottingham and Richard de Northwell, clerk, witnessing that John 



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has granted to Richard by this indenture a yearly rent of 20 marks to 
be received of all John's lands in Birton Jorce, Bleseby, Goverton and 
Gippesmere in the said county, to hold in the form and upon the condition 
following, to wit, that if Richard is impleaded, disturbed or hindered 
from a messuage, 6 bovates of land, 12 acres of wood and 4.s. rent with 
appurtenances in Wilughby near Northwell or any parcel thereof, whereof 
he is enfeoffed by the said John and Eleanor his wife, by a fine levied in 
the king's court, so that if Richard lose by the law of the land without his 
fraud or collusion, or suffer damage and John make reasonable restitution 
to the true value both of the damages and the land so lost when requested 
and warned or within a month, then the said rent of 20 marks shall cease 
and be null ; and John grants that if the rent is in arrear Richard may 
distrain in all his lands in the said towns until he is satisfied. Dated 
London, 2 November, 28 Edward III. French. 

MemoranduDi that the said parties came into the chancery at London on 
3 November and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king of the one part and 
Master John Hanner and Herman de Reynesthorp of Boem, 'mynours,' 
of the other part, witnessing that the king has committed to John and 
Herman his mines in Devonshire and elsewhere in England, except the 
franchises of lords, rendering to the king the tenth part of their receipts 
and profit both of gold and silver and of lead and copper, extracted from 
those mines, which shall be all at their costs without demanding anything 
of the king, and he will appoint a sufiticient man for him to survey the 
profit arising from those mines and to receive that which pertains to the 
king for his portion every week, and to account to the king for the miners 
for as much as will be levied of the mines and for the king's profits received 
from them, by indentures made between that surveyor and the miners ; the 
king has also granted that those miners shall have the judging and 
cognisance of all their people and Serjeants, including aliens, for all manner 
of pleas touching their Serjeants for matters between themselves, without 
being brought before any court elsewhere for any cause, so that if any of 
them commit a trespass against any Englishman or other who is not of their 
company, that cause shall be at the common law ; and the miners have 
undertaken loyally to pay the tenth part of their receipts and profits as 
aforesaid to the surveyor every week, without demanding anything for wood 
or any other costs incurred upon the mines, and they have also undertaken 
that all the plate and bullion both of gold and silver which they win from 
the said mines, they will have sent to the Tower of London to be delivered 
there to the keepers of the king's exchanges to be coined, paying as much 
for the pound as other merchants will give, so that there be no delay in the 
payment, and the king has granted that the miners shall have a prest and 
proper payment for all the plate and bullion which they thus send to the 
mint. Dated Westminster, 27 November, 28 Edward HI. French. 

Enrolment of grant by James de Audeley, lord of Helegh, to the king, 
of a yearly rent of 100 marks to be received of his manor and lordship of 
Thlannandevry, co. Kermerdyn in Wales, to be paid at the exchequer 
yearly at Easter and Michaelmas in equal portions, with power of distraint 
if the rent be in arrear. Witnesses: John archbishop of York, the 
chancellor, William bishop of Winchester, the treasurer, Sir Roger de 
MortuoMari, earl of March, Sir John de Bello Campo of Warrewyk, Sir 
John Grey, steward of the king's household, knights. Dated Westminster, 
20 November, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that James came into the chancery at Westminster on 
20 November and acknowledged the preceding charter. 



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Dec. 6. 

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Dec. 19. 

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Mciiihra)n' Hd — rotit. 

James de Audeley, knight, lord of Helegh, and Kicholas his son acknow- 
ledge that they owe to the king 1,000Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in Devon. 

Meiiioramhnii that Richard earl of Arundel, Roger de Mortuo Mari, carl 
of March, Ralph earl of Staft'ord and Bartholomew de Burgherssh have 
mainperncd, in case James and Nicholas die before the 1,000L are paid, to 
satisfy the king for what is in arrear of that sum at the time of the death 
of both or either of them. 

William Von of Staynwath acknowledges that he owes to Elizabeth de 
Monte Acuto, prioress of AlywcU, 35Z. ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
Leicester. 

William Voirdire of Kyngeston upon Thames acknowledges that he owes 
to Richard de Norwico, clerk, 20Z. ; to be levied etc. in Surrey. 
Cancilli'd on pai/iiimt. 

Enrolment of grant by Roger Fynch, citizen and vintner of London, to 
Sir Robert de Congham, James Norman and Walter Sprynget, of all his 
lands in the town of Wandles worth, co. Surrey, as in messuages, arable 
land, meadows, pastures, ponds, mills, rents, suits, services both of free 
men and neifs and all appurtenances. Dated Wandlesworth, Sunday before 
St. Denis, 24 Edward III. Witnesses : Thomas de Waltham, Richard 
Potenhale, Robert Donne, John Sywell, Reynold Langeton, Thomas Broun, 
Laurence Mordon, Robert Broun, Geoffrey Hereberd. 

Enrolment of sale by Roger Fynch, citizen and vintner of London, to 
Sir Robert de Congham, James Norman and Walter Sprynget of all his 
corn, animals, vessels, utensils and all his other goods and chattels, which 
he had on the date of these presents in the towns of Wandlesworth and 
Clopham or elsewhere in Surrey, for a sum of money which they have 
paid down to him at the time of the making of these presents, whereof he 
acknowledges the receipt. [Dated as abore.] Witnesses : Richard de 
Potenhale, Robert Donne, Thomas de Waltham, John Sywell, Robert 
Broun, Laurence Mordon, Reynold Langeton, Thomas Bedel, Walter 
Halywell. 

Memorandum that Roger came into the chancery at London on 
6 December, and acknowledged the preceding charter and deed. 

Brother Ed[mund], prior of St. Bartholomew's, Smythfeld, London, 
acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to John Mayu iOl. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. 



'Membrane id. 

Enrolment of indenture made between John son of Thomas de Haryngton 
of the one part and William Wade and Margaret his wife of the other, 
witnessing that John has demised at ferm to William and Margaret all his 
manor of Glaston, co. Rutland, to hold for their lives, rendering lOZ. 
yearly to John for the first twelve years next following, and on the 
completion of the twelve years 20Z. yearly, and William and Margaret 
grant that if the rent is in arrear for a month after any of the quarterly 
terms, John may re-enter the manor and retain it with all the chattels 



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found therein until he is satisfied for the rent and arrears, and William 
and Margaret will bear all the charges incumbent upon the manor during 
all their time, at their own costs, and will maintain the manor with all 
its appurtenances and the houses built thereon in as good a state as it 
now is, or better. Witnesses : Sir John de Boyvill, knight, Roger de 
Reaufo, William de Overton, sheriff of Rutland, Robert atte Halle, 
Reynold de Tykesevere, Oliver Kyrkeman, Dated Glaston, Monday after 
St. Peter ad Vincula, 27 Edward III. 

Memnramhiiii that .John son of Thomas and William, for himself and his 
wife, came to Westminster on 23 October and acknowledged the preceding 
indenture. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas John de Haryngton, lord of 
Glaston, has leased to William Wade and Margaret his wife his manor of 
Glaston, for the term of their lives, by an indenture, rendering lOZ. yearly 
for the first twelve years, John has released to William and ]\Iargaret the 
said lOZ. yearly for all the said term for a sum of money which William 
has paid down. Witnesses : William de Overton, Robert atte Halle, Roger 
Reaufo, Reynold de Tykesoure, William de Rodelyngton, chaplain. Dated 
Glaston, Thursday the feast of the Assumption, 27 Edward HI. French. 

Meworandinn that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 
23 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Nov. 5. Hugh de Louthre, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 

Westminster. Ughtred, knight, 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Cumberland. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas Passele of the county of Essex and Ellis de Bansted of the 
same county acknowledge that they owe severally to Ralph earl of Stafford 
20Z. ; to be levied etc. in Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. G. William de Overton, clerk, John de Charnels, clerk, John de Sautre, 

Westminster. Laurence Hauberk, Roger de Gaddesby and William de Lughteburgh 
acknowledge that they owe to Henry de Motlowe 1,000 marks; to be levied 
etc. in the county of Leicester. 

Enrolment of writing testifying that whereas Sir John de Charnels, 
clerk. Sir William de Overton, clerk, John de Sautre, Laurence Hauberk, 
Roger de Gaddesby and William de Lughteburgh are bound to Henry de 
Motlawe in 1,000 marks by the preceding recognisance, to be paid at 
Michaelmas next, Henry grants that if William de Overton does what in 
him is by procurement or otherwise, by the advice of John de Bisshopeston, 
so that John may be absolved from the excommunications which he has 
incurred at the suit of William de Overton or of his proctors touching 
the church of Fenstanton, and William de Overton openly renounce his 
suit touching that church and all the right which he has ever had in 
the possession thereof, and that John be not damaged by any suit hereafter 
made by him touching that church, saving that he be not constrained to go 
in person to the court of Rome, the recognisance shall be null and void. 
Dated Westminster, 8 November, 28 Edward III. French. 

Memorandion that Henry came into the chancery at London on 8 Noveml^er 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

^'^r' ':vo "^-^^ Enrolment of indenture made between the king of the one part and John 

de Sancto Philberto, knight, and Margaret his wife of the other, witnessing 
that whereas the king, by bis letters patent dated 8 July in the 27th year 




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Dec. 3. 

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Dec. 1. 

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Jan. 19. 

Westminster. 



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Westminster. 



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of the reign granted to John and Margaret, among others, the manor of 
Eton, CO. Berks, and the advowson of the church of the manor, to hold for 
their lives with reversion to the king, John and Margaret, of their free will 
and for a sum of money paid down to them, have demised the said manor 
to the king, to hold for a term of ten years, so that after the term they may 
re-enter the manor and hold it for their lives. Dated Westminster, the last 
day of September, 28 Edward III. 

Mciiiorandmii. that John and Margaret came into the chancery at 
Westminster on 14 November and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of general release by Walter de Welles, citizen and mercer of 
London, to John Erlam, mercer of that city. Dated London, Tuesday the 
octaves of Martinmas, 28 Edward III. 

Meiiiorandinii that Walter came into the chancery at Westminster on 
20 November and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

MeiHoranduvi that John de Meaux, knight, of the county of York, Simon 
Pakeman, Laurence Hauberk and Eichard de Leycestre of the county of 
Leicester, have mainperned to have the body of John Charnels, clerk, before 
the king and his council on the quinzaine of Hilary next, to answer certain 
things to be laid against him on the king's behalf and further to do and 
receive what shall then be ordained. 

Maud late the wife of Edward de Pabenham, knight, acknowledges that 
she owes to Hugh de Cressy of Selston 20/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of her lands and chattels in the county of Lincoln. 

Cancelled on jmyment. 

Thomas Gary acknowledges that he owes to the prior of Bustlesham 
Mountague iSl. 8.s. ; to be levied etc. in Somerset. 

Mciiiorandioii that Ellis de Grymesby, clerk, received this recognisance 
by writ, which is on the files among the writs of dediiiiim potestatem of this 
year. 

John de Botheby, parson of Baynton church, acknowledges that he owes 
to David de Wollore, clerk, and to Michael de Ravendale, clerk, lOZ. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in the county of York. 

Cancelled on payment acknoivledi/ed by David. 

Thomas Alanby, citizen of Carlisle, acknowledges that he owes to 
David de Wollore and to Michael de Ravendale, clerks, 101. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Cumberland. 

Cancelled on payment acknowledged by David. 

Walter Freland, parson of Olveston church, Peter atte Wode, Henry de 
Bekewell and Thomas de Weston the younger acknowledge that they owe 
severally to John Maleweyn, citizen cf London, 200^. ; to be levied etc. in 
Surrey. 

Cancelled on jniyment. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
that all who use measures in buying and selling shall bring them to 
Winchester castle and have them made to agree with the measures there 
placed, as it was ordained in the parliament held at Westminster on the 
feast of St. Hilary in the 25th year of the reign, that all measures, to wit, 
the bushel, the half bushel, the peck, gallon, pottle and quart throughout 
the realm should agree with the king's standard, and that each quarter 



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should contain 8 bushels by the standard, and each measure should be 
streaked and not heaped up, saving rents and ferms of the lords who used 
to use such measures before these times, wherefore the king has caused a 
bushel, gallon and pottle to be newly made in conformity with the standard 
and sent to the said castle for the easement of the men of the county. 
[Fcfidera.] 

Membrane 6d. 

Enrolment of deed of appropriation by William, bishop of Winchester, 
to Joan, abbess of Romeseye, in the diocese of Winchester, and the 
convent of that place, on account of its poverty and debts, owing to the 
slenderness of its possessions, the sterility of its lands, the wasting of its 
groves, the diminution or withdrawal of rents due and established, the 
lack of tenants through the late pestilence, the building and repair 
of the houses of the monastery, ruinous by age, and the exaction of 
tenths and other tributes, so that unless a remedy was provided the 
monastery would have suffered irreparable desolation, of the prebend 
of St. Laurence in their church of Romeseye, which Sir John de 
Nubbeleye, clerk, now holds, of their patronage in his diocese, with the 
royal assent and that of his chapter, and for the right of patronage or 
advowson of the prebendal church of Edyngdon in the church of the 
monastery of Romeseye, with the chapel of Bradeleye annexed thereto 
or dependent thereupon in the diocese of Salisbury, and for a messuage 
and 2 acres of land in Edyngdon, granted him for a chantry of certain 
chaplains celebrating in that prebendal church, to be founded and endowed 
by the bishop, from which right of patronage or advowson the abbess and 
convent have derived little or no advantage : the bishop has acquired 
various tenements, messuages, lands, rents and meadows which formerly 
belonged to .John le Rede and others in the town of Romeseye, near them 
and their monastery, at great cost, and has conferred them with other 
things, rights and possessions on the said monastery, by the king's licence, 
as is fully contained in his charter, in consideration of which benefits the 
abbess and convent have granted that the bishop shall share for ever in 
all the prayers and benefices performed in the monastery, and that one of 
the chaplains of the monastery shall be bound to celebrate yearly on the 
feast of St. James in the conventual church the mass Salitfi popidi for the 
safe estate of the bishop during his life, the abbess and convent being 
present during the same, chanting the collect (himipotrm sicmpitcrne deiis 
qui vivorum et vwrtiioniiii and other collects suitable for the living, and 
after the bishop's death the abbess and convent shall yearly celebrate 
his anniversary, chanting the office of the dead before vespers in the 
monastery and Placebo and Diriiii' and on the morrow the Requiem mass 
for the dead, the abbess and convent being present at all duo offices and 
masses for his soul and for the souls of the present king, when dead, of 
his progenitors, kings of England, and of all the faithful departed, with 
the collect Imilna dominc aitrrni tuam and the other beginning 7)c».s- qui 
inter ojiostolicin and other suitable ones ; in order that the abbess and 
convent may more readily perform these duties they grant of their free 
will that on the days when the mass for the living and the dead and the 
said anniversary arc celebrated, 10 marks shall be distributed to the 
religious celebrating or to those who are lawfully hindered from being 
present, of the issues of the messuages, lands, rents, meadows and other 
premises, and from the same issues the abbess shall pay to every chaplain 
celebrating in the monastery 18.v. -id. for his stipend, which the incumbent 



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of the prebendal church of Edyiigdon, presenting such chaplain, has 
heretofore paid, according to the custom of the monastery, and for his 
\ ictuals, suitable maintenance as in the livery of the victuals of one nun of 
the monastery, of the goods thereof, in relief of the accustomed charge, so 
that the incumbent of the said prebendal church shall be discharged of all 
such payment of the yearly pension of 18s. id. ; but if the abbess 
and convent do not fulfil the premises, they grant that the bishop of 
Winchester or the official of Winchester, whether the see be filled or 
vacant, shall compel them to fulfil the premises by ecclesiastical censures 
from day to day, and they expressly renounce by these presents all 
exceptions, allegations, appeals, defences, or reclamations, and if they 
have withdrawn the premises, have not fulfilled them or have unjustly 
and wilfully appealed, or have been disobedient in anything, they grant 
that they are bound to pay lOO.s. to the alms of the bishop or of the 
official for each wilful and unjust withdrawal, claim and disobedience in 
the premises and iOs. in aid of the Holy Land. Dated in their chapter 
house, 8 July 1351. 

Enrolment of grant by Joan, abbess of Romeseye and the convent of 
that place to William de Edyndon, bishop of Winchester, of a messuage 
and 2 acres of land in Edyndon and the advowson of the prebendal church 
of Edyndon, co. Wilts, and of the chapel of Bradeleye annexed thereto, 
with all their appurtenances. Witnesses : Sir John de Wyntonia, sherift' 
of Suthampteschir, Sir John de Popham, Sir Philip Daundeleye, Sir 
Laurence de Pageham, knights, William de Overton, Robert de Seint- 
manifeu, Peter de Pershute, Nicholas atte Beare. Dated in their chapter 
at Romeseye, 23 March, 25 Edward III. 

Enrolment of letter of attorney by Joan Gerveys, abbess of Romeseye, 
and the convent of that place to Sir William de Meere, vicar of Stupel 
Aisston, to cause William de Edyndon, bishop of Winchester, to have 
seisin of a messuage and 2 acres of land with the advowson of Edyndon 
church, CO. Wilts, with all appurtenances and the goods and chattels found 
therein, in accordance with the tenor of the charter thereupon. Dated 
Romeseye, 10 April, 25 Edward III. 

Enrolment of grant by Joan abbess of Romesy and the convent to John 
de Edyngdon, of licence to grant a messuage and a virgate of land in 
Edyngdon, which are held of them, to the warden and chaplains of a certain 
chantry in the prebendal church of Edyngdon, to be newly founded 
by William, bishop of Winchester, to celebrate divine service there, in 
accordance with the bishop's ordnance, to hold in frank almoin, with 
licence to the said warden and chaplains to receive the messuage and 
land from John and to hold them in frank almoin notwithstanding the 
statute of mortmain. Dated in their chapter house at Romesy, 20 June, 
25 Edward III. 

Enrolment of letter of attorney by Joan Jervays, abbess of Romeseye, 
and the convent of that place, to William de Mere, vicar of Asshton, or 
Robert de Certeseye to put John de Edyndon in full seisin of two messuages 
and 2 virgates of land in the town of Edyndon, which the said John and 
Walter Sampson lately held. Dated Romeseye, Wednesday after St. Gregory 
the Pope, 25 Edward III. 

Mcinorandiiiii that the abbess and convent on 1 May acknowledged the 
preceding deeds and charter in their full chapter at Romeseye, before John 
de Stouford, by virtue of a writ to him which is on the files of this year. 



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Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas a deed made between William 
bishop of Winchester and Joan abbess of Romeseye and the convent of 
that place contains that if the bishop or any one in his name grant them 
lands or rents to the value of 10^. yearly by reasonable extent, and 
appropriate them to their church of Romeseye, with warranty clause of the 
bishop or those by whom the gift is made, then a charter of grant of a 
messuage, 2 acres of land and of the advowson of Edyndon church with 
the chapel of Bradeleye annexed thereto, made by the abbess and convent 
to the bishop, shall remain in force, but otherwise it shall not, as is fully 
contained in the indenture made thereupon, the abbess and convent have 
received from Roger de Haywod, in the bishop's name and at his cost, 
lands and rents in Romeseye to the value of 101. yearly, by Roger's deed 
and fcoli'ment, with warranty clause, and they acknowledge that all the 
conditions named in the indenture which concern the bishop have been 
fulfilled within the term limited in that indenture, wherefore they grant 
that the charter concerning the messuage, land, advowson and chapel 
aforesaid shall remain in force, and they further release to the bishop all 
their right and claim in the same. Dated in their chapter house of 
Romeseye, Monday after SS. Processus and Martinian, 25 Edward III. 

Meiiiorari(liiiii that the abbess and convent on 1 March acknowledged the 
preceding deed in their full chapter at Romeseye before John de Stouford, 
by virtue of a writ to him which is on the files of this year. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Joan, abbess of Romeseye, and 
the convent of that place, and John de Edyndon, witnessing that the abbess 
and convent have granted to John a messuage, two water mills, a virgate 
of arable land, 5^- acres of meadow and 4 acres of pasture in the town of 
Edyndon, CO. Wilts, to wit, all those tenements which William de Sweltenham 
lately held of the abbess and convent in that town : they have also granted 
to John pasture for eight oxen feeding with the oxen of the abbess, yearly, 
wherever they are feeding in that manor, except the enclosure of the garden 
of the principal house of the manor and a plot called ' Houscroft ' in the 
manor, rendering Als. 4.(1. yearly to the abbess and convent, with power of 
distraint in the said tenements if the rent should be in arrear at any of the 
terms of payment and if within forty days John shall not content them for 
the rent in arrear or shall refuse so to do, the abbess and convent may 
re-enter the premises, hold them in fee simple and dispose thereof at will 
without hindrance from John. Dated at Romeseye in their chapter house, 
Tuesday after SS. Processus and Martinianus, 25 Edward III. 

Meworandum that on 1 March the abbess and convent, at Romeseye in 
their full chapter, before John de Stouford, and John de Edyndon at 
Romeseye before William de Fifhide, acknowledged the preceding indenture, 
by virtue of certain writs which are on the files of this year. 

Enrolment of letter of attorney by Joan abbess of Romeseye and the 
convent to William de Mere, chaplain, to place John de Edyndon in seisin 
of a messuage, two mills, a virgate of arable land, 5i- acres of meadow, 
4 acres of pasture, and pasture for eight oxen to graze with the oxen of the 
abbess and convent in the town and manor of Edyngton, as is contained 
in the deed made thereon. Dated at Romeseye in their chapter house, 
Tuesday after SS. Processus and Martinianus, 25 Edward III. 

MciiionuKhim that the abbess and convent on 1 March acknowledged the 
preceding deed at Romeseye in their full chapter before John de Stouford, 
by virtue of a writ directed to him, which is on the files for this year. 

Enrolment of confirmation by Isabel abbess of Romeseye and the convent 
of that place of the estate which John de Edyndon hus in a messuage, two 



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mills, a virgate of arable land, 5^ acres of meadow, 4 acres of pasture and 
pasture for eight oxen in Edyndon, which formerly belonged to William de 
Sweltenham, with grant that John shall have suit at the said mills of all 
villeins, tenants of the abbess, or holding in villeinage in the manor of 
of Edyndon, to grind the corn of the tenants as fully as used to be done 
when the mills were in the hands of the abbess, so that if any one of the 
tenants withdraw the said suit John may distrain the tenants for their 
suits in the lands held of the abbess until they make suit, as was done in 
the time of William de Sweltenham ; the abbess and convent have further 
released to John 47s. 4r/. rent which he used to render to them for the 
said lands and pastures, and 41.s. 4^/. rent which he used to render for three 
messuages, a dovecot, 110 acres of land, 11 acres of meadow, 9 acres of 
pasture, 6 acres of wood, lOil. and a pound of cUmin rent which John holds 
or held of them in Coterugg and Huthewyk, which formerly belonged to 
John Cheigny ; they have also released to John all other services of those 
lands, etc. Dated at Romesye in their chapter, 10 July, 2G Edward III. 

MeinoraiuliDii that the abbess and convent on 1 March acknowledged the 
preceding deed at Romeseye in their full chapter before John de Stouford, 
by virtue of a writ directed to him which is on the files of this year. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the abbess and convent of 
Romeseye of the one part, and Walter Scarlet, warden of the chantry newly 
founded in the prebendal church of Edyndon by William de Edyndon, 
bishop of Winchester, and the chaplains of that chantry of the other part, 
witnessing that the abbess and convent have granted to the warden and 
chaplains a moiety of an acre and 10 perches of land in Edyndon adjoining 
the cemetery of that church, and Ij acres and 24 perches of meadow 
in that town adjoining the house or close of the Avarden and chaplains in 
Edyndon for the enlargement of the cemetery, house and close aforesaid, to 
hold in frank almoin in exchange for the moiety of an acre, 10 perches 
of land and for 1-^ acres, 24 perches of land in Edyndon aforesaid, which 
the warden and chaplains have granted to the abbess and convent of the 
lands and meadows of the said chantry. Dated at Romeseye in the chapter 
house of the abbess and convent, Monday before St. Peter ad Vincula, 
26 Edward III. 

Mcnioiaiulmii that on 1 March the abbess and convent in their full 
chapter at Romeseye before John de Stouford, and the warden and 
chaplains at Romeseye before William de Fifhide, acknowledged the 
preceding indenture by virtue of certain writs directed to John and William 
which are on the files of this year. 



MEMBRANE id. 

Enrolment of a like indenture made between the abbess and convent of 
Romeseye and Walter Scarlet, warden of the chantry newly founded by 
William de Edyndon, bishop of Winchester, in the prebeudal church of 
Edyndon. Dated [as above.] 

Meutorandum that on 1 March the abbess and convent in their full 
chapter of Romeseye before John de Stouford and the said warden at 
Romesye before William de Fifhide acknowledged the preceding indenture 
by virtue of certain writs directed to John and William which are on the 
files of this year. 

Enrolment of letter of attorney by the abbess and convent of Romesey 
to Robert de Chertesey to place Walter Scarlet warden of the chantry newly 
founded in the prebendal church of Edyndon and the chaplains of that 



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chantry in seisin of a moiety of an acre and 10 perches of land in Edyndon, 
adjoining the cemetery, and 1^ acres, 24 perches of meadow in that town, 
adjoining the house of the warden and chaplains, in accordance with the 
form of the indenture thereupon and to receive seisin from the warden of a 
moiety of an acre and 10 perches of land in Edyndon and of l.J acres 
24 perches of meadow there, granted in exchange, in accordance with the 
form of the said indenture. Dated at Romesey in their chapter, Monday 
before St. Peter ad Vincula, 26 Edward III. 

Enrolment of grant by Isabel, abbess of Romeseye, and the convent of 
that place, to John de Edyndon of pasture or common of pasture for eight 
oxen, to wit to have common with their oxen in the manor of Edyndon 
and in the towns of Edyndon and Tynhide for a whole year in all those 
places in which Roger Northfolk and his ancestors used to have common 
with their oxen, together with that common or pasture for eight oxen which 
John previously had in that manor by another deed, so that he shall have 
common for sixteen oxen in all. Dated at Romeseye in their chapter, 
1 January, 27 Edward III, 

Enrolment of grant of licence by the abbess of Romesy and the convent of 
that place in the diocese of Winchester, to John de Edyndon, that he may 
assign a messuage and a virgate of land in Edyndon, which is held of them, 
to the warden and chaplains of the chantry newly founded by William 
bishop of Winchester in the prebendal church of Edyndon, to celebrate 
divine service there, to hold in frank almoin ; with licence to the warden 
and chaplains to receive the messuage and land from John and to hold the 
same in frank almoin, notwithstanding the statute of mortmain. Dated in 
their chapter house at Romesy, 16 March, 27 Edward III. 

Memoranihuii that the abbess and convent on 1 March acknowledged the 
preceding deeds in their full chapter at Romeseye before John de Stouford, 
by virtue of a writ to him which is on the files of this year. 

Enrolment of general release made by George de Brompton of Melreth, 
CO. Cambridge, to Sir Walter lord of Mauny. As his seal is unknown to 
many he has secured the seal of the mayoralty of London to be affixed to 
these presents. Dated London, 24 July, 28 Edward III. 

Menwrandiuii that George came into the chancery at London on 24 July 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by Joan abbess of Romeseye and the convent of that 
place to John de Edynton of two messuages and 2 vii-gates of land in 
Edyndon, which the said John and Walter Sampson lately held of them 
in villenage, to hold freely and hereditarily. Witnesses : Thomas West, 
Joan («■(;) de Wynton[ia], Henry Peverel, knights, William de Overton, 
Peter de Pershote, Roger de Haywode, Walter Sampson. Dated Romeseye, 
Wednesday after St. Gregory, 25 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the abbess and convent on 1 March acknowledged 
the preceding charter in their full chapter at Romeseye before John de 
Stouford, by virtue of a writ to him which is on the files of this year. 

Oct. 20. Master John de Wodhull, parson of the church of Monks Risbergh and 

Westminster, John de Suthbery of the county of Berks, acknowledge that they owe to 
the prior of Okeburn 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in the county of Berks. 
Cancelled on payment. 



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Enrolment of deed testifying that William bishop of Winchester, out of 
compassion for the estate of the monastery of St. Mary, Winchester, 
seeing it was so slenderly endowed with lands and possessions, and that it 
was so depressed by poverty by the sterility of its lands, the wasting of its 
groves, the diminution or withdrawal of rents due or established anciently 
owing to the lack of tenants lost in the late pestilence, and by the 
construction and repair of the houses of the monastery, ruinous through 
age, and by necessary expenses and the exaction of heavy charges for 
tenths and other tributes, that they are left almost destitute of all aid and 
maintenance, has appropriated to Margaret, abbess of that monastery, 
and to the convent the parish church of Froille, of their patronage in 
his diocese, with all its appurtenances, by consent of the king and of his 
chapter, for the relief of such charges, and has released to them a great 
sum of money lent to them by him, and in return the abbess and convent 
have granted that the bishop, as the restorer and second founder of the 
monastery, shall share for ever in all prayers and benefices made in 
the monastery, and also that one of the chaplains of the monastery shall 
be bound to celebrate the mass salus populi yearly on the feast of St. James 
in their conventual church for the safe estate of the bishop during his life, 
in the presence of the abbess and convent chanting the collect Ownipotcna 
si'iiipitcrne deus (jui virurxm et mortttontni and other collects suitable for 
the living, and, for the soul of Adam, William's immediate predecessor, the 
collect Deua niii inter apostolicos etc., but when the bishop dies the abbess and 
convent shall celebrate his anniversary yearly before vespers, chanting for 
the dead to wit ' Placebo and Dirhje and on the morrow the Eequiem mass 
for the dead, the abbess and convent attending the said office and mass for 
the souls of the said William and Adam and of their successors, bishops of 
Winchester, and of all the faithful departed, with the collect Inclina dumine 
aurem tuam and the other beginning Deuf; (jwi inter apostolicoa and others 
suitable to the occasion, and that the abbess and convent may be the more 
ready to attend the said office, masses and anniversary, they have granted 
of their own accord that the abbess who attends on the days when such 
celebrations are held shall have 4.0s., and II. Ids. id. shall be distributed 
by her to the religious of the monastery attending such celebrations or to 
those who are prevented from attending for a just cause, and to the 
chaplain celebrating the mass and performing the mass yearly, pro rota, of 
the fruits arising from the church of Froille, but if the abbess and convent 
do not fulfil the premises they grant that the bishop of Winchester or the 
official of Winchester, the see being filled or vacant, shall compel them to 
do so from day to day, by ecclesiastical censures, and they renounce by 
these presents all exceptions, allegations, appeals, defences, reclamations in 
the matter, and if they withdraw or do not fulfil any of the premises, or 
unjustly and wilfully reclaim or appeal, they grant that they shall be bound 
to pay 100.S-. to the alms of the bishop or official for each unjust and wilful 
withdrawal, claim and disobedience in the premises, and -lO.s. in aid of the 
Holy Land. Dated in their chapter house, 6 February, 1358. 

Enrolment of grant by Margaret abbess of the monastery of St. Mary, 
Winchester, and the convent of that place to John de Edyndon, the elder, 
cousin {(jermano) of William de Edyndon, bishop of Winchester, of 10^. 
yearly rent issuing from the manor, of ColleshuU, co. Berks, and the 
advowson of ColleshuU church, which rent Ralph de Grey and Joan his 
wife, holding the manor, and all other tenants of the manor, have been 
bound and accustomed to render yearly to the said monastery, with 
warranty clause. For this grant, warranty and confirmation the bishop, at 
John's request, has paid down 400 marks for the use of the monastery. 



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Witnesses : Thomas West, John de Wynton, John de Popham, knights, 
William de Overton, Nicholas Wodelok, John Botiller, Peter de Pershute. 
Dated at Winchester in their chapter, 10 February, 28 Edward III. 

Enrolment of letter of attorney by Margaret, abbess of St. Mary, 
Winchester, and the convent of that place to Thomas de Pentelowe and 
John Laundeles to deliver seisin in their name to John de Edyndon, the 
elder, cousin of William de Edyndon, bishop of Winchester, of 101. yearly 
rent issuing from the manor of Colleshull, co. Berks, and of the advowson 
of Colleshull church, which they granted to John in accordance with the 
form of the preceding charter. Dated at Winchester in their chapter, 
10 February, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the abbess and convent, on B March, acknowledged the 
preceding deeds and charter in their full chapter at Winchester before John 
de Stouford, by virtue of a writ to him which is on the files of this year. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William bishop of Winchester, 
moved by the poverty of the monastery of Eomeseye in the diocese of 
Winchester, which is such that its possessions do not suffice for the 
maintenance of the religious living there, has acquired at great cost certain 
lands and rents in the town of Eomeseye near the said monastery and 
useful thereto, and whereas the bishop founded a perpetual chantry in 
honour of the Virgin, St. Katherine and All Saints, in a certain prebend 
of Edyndon, belonging to the monastery, and caused it to be endowed with 
certain perpetual rents for three priests cel^ebrating divine service there, 
and then desired, in order to increase the number of priests and their 
maintenance, to unite the said prebend with its rights and appurtenances 
to the said chantry, its warden and priests, Joan, abbess of Eomeseye, and 
the convent of that place have consented to this union, that the warden 
shall be a canon of their monastery as the prebendaries formerly were, and 
that Robert, bishop of Salisbury, in whose diocese the prebend is situate, 
may ordain that the warden for the time being shall be a canon of the 
monastery when the prebend is void by the death or cession of Sir John de 
Edyndon, the present holder, they have granted the said power and have 
admitted the warden appointed by Robert after the resignation of John. 
Dated in their chapter house on the last day of October, 1351. 

Memorandnni that on 1 March the abbess and convent acknowledged the 
preceding deed in their full chapter at Romesey before John de Stouford, 
by virtue of a writ to him which is on the files of this year. 

MEMBRANE %l. 

Enrolment of sale by Roger Fynch, citizen and vintner of London, to 
John de Stodeye, citizen and vintner of that city. Sir Robert de Congham, 
brother of grantor, and Sir Robert de Stodeye, chaplain, of all his corn, 
animals, vessels, utensils and other moveable goods and chattels in the 
towns of Wandlesworth and Clopham, co. Surrey, for a certain sum of 
money which they paid down on the day of the making of these presents. 
Dated London, Thursday before the Conversion of St. Paul, 27 Edward III. 

Mtiiiorandmii that Roger came into the chancery at London on 6 December 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Nov. 6. To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 

Westminster, of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause 

proclamation to be made that no one shall cross from England at the place 

of Mergate, or at other privy places on the sea coast in Kent, other 



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Dec. 18. 

Westminster. 

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Jan. 5. 
Westminster. 

Jan. 16. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 15. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 21. 

Westminster. 



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than in one of the said ports where the king has ordained a scrutiny to he 
made so that none of those crossing may carry things prejudicial to him, 
and that no one coming to the reahu from parts beyond shall land 
elsewhere, and to arrest any crossing or landing without the said ports 
after the proclamation, unless they are driven by a storm, with the goods 
found with them, and keep them and the goods until further order, as the 
king is informed that numbers of men cross to parts beyond the sea at 
Mergate and other privy places in the said county, and land there with 
letters prejudicial to the king and his people. By C. 

[Fmlera.] 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in Salop. Order to stay the exaction, 
under a former order, of 201. of rent and the arrears thereof which Alan de 
Cherleton is bound to render to the king for the manors of Aston Aer and 
Wythyford, during the minority of John, Alan's son and heir, a minor in 
the king's wardship, while a plea is pending in chancery between the king 
and Richard earl of Arundel touching the said rent and arrears, or until 
further order, restoring anything which he has levied for that cause. By C. 

William de Meldon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Burgh, clerk, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of Warwick. 

Thomas Doyly acknowledges that he owes to John Tibetot, knight, 1001. ; 
to be levied etc. in the county of Buckingham. 

John de Insula of Rougemont acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Langeton, clerk, 1,100Z. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Cambridge. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas Sir John de Insula, lord 
of Rougemont, is bound to Sir Thomas de Langeton, clerk, of London, in 
1,100^. by the preceding recognisance, to be paid at London, in the dwelling 
house of Adam Fraunceys at Whitsuntide next, Thomas grants that if John 
pay him 400 marks in that house at the said feast then the said recognisance 
shall be null. Dated London, Sunday after Hilary, 28 Edward III. 

Meiiiorandidii that Thomas came into the chancery at Westminster on 
that Sunday and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

John de Brampton, parson of St. Peter's church, Bristol, and Roger de 
Barneburgh, parson of Smalbergh church, acknowledge that they severally 
owe to William de Haukesworth, clerk, and Ralph de Houton, clerk, 41. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in the counties of Gloucester and Norfolk. 

Cancelled on pai/incnt, acknowledf/ed bij IVilliam. 

Gerard de Grymston acknowledges that he owes to William de la Pole 
the elder, knight, dOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the county of York. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas de Mordon, citizen and ' stokfissh- 
mongere ' of London, to Robert Child his brother of all his right and claim 
in all lands which he held in Surrey and Kent. Witnesses : John de 
Berwe, Simon le Hattere, John Oliver the elder, Henry Causee, Laurence 
atte Hoke, John Oliver the younger, Robert Totyng. Dated Croydon, 
Thursday after Epiphany, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into the chancery at London on 
20 January and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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Oct. 24. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas lately at the suit of 

Westminster. John de Herpesfeld of London, spicer, showing that he was taxed for all 
his goods and chattels in that city towards the fifteenth last granted there, 
and was usually taxed, in the ward of Chepe, and faithfully paid the 
portion falling to him to the collectors in that ward, and the subcoUectors 
appointed by the collectors to levy and collect the fifteenth in the ward of 
Douegate have unjustly distrained him to pay that fifteenth again, the king 
ordered the collectors, if they should find that John paid the fifteenth as 
aforesaid, to supersede the demand made upon him by the said subcoUectors, 
and to release the distraint, and afterwards, because the collectors did not 
fully execute that order, as the king has learned from John's complaint, 
the king ordered those collectors, to wit Thomas Broun, John Deyn, James 
de Thame and Henry de Ware, to be in chancery on a certain day now 
past, to inform him upon the premises, and although they appeared and 
acknowledged that John fully paid the portion of the fifteenth falling to 
him in the ward of Chepe, yet the said sheriffs, at the sinister suggestion 
of the said subcoUectors and by the malicious procurement of his enemies 
showing that he had refused to pay the portion falling to him in the ward 
of Douegate, had caused his houses, goods and chattels to be sequestrated 
'and his body to be attached and imprisoned, charging John with having 
broken the sequestration and with not permitting the attachment judged 
upon him, by their Serjeants and ministers, although he is in no way guilty 
therein, whereupon John has petitioned the king to provide a remedy : 
order, if the sequestration and attachment were made for the causes 
aforesaid, not to permit John to be aggrieved upon such occasions, releasing 
any goods and chattels or security of his mainpernors taken by them. 

MEMBRANE Id. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and James de Audeley, 
lord of Helegh, witnessing that whereas by a fine levied in the king's court 
before John de Stonore and his fellows, justices at Westminster, three weeks 
from Michaelmas in the 27th year of the reign, between the said James, 
demandant and Hugh de Newehalle, parson of Blakedon church, and 
Roger Magot, vicar of Fremyngton church, deforciants, of the manors of 
Blakedon, Lideford and Staunton near Dunsterden and the advowsons 
of the churches of the manors of Blakedon and Lideford, co. Somerset, 
the manors of Bovytracy, Northleu, Holdesworthy and Langatre and the 
advowson of the churches of the manors of Northleu and Holdesworthy, 
CO. Devon, and the manor of Takkebere, co. Cornwall, whereupon a plea of 
covenant was summoned between them in that court, to wit that James 
acknowledged the said manors and advowsons to be the right of Hugh 
and Roger, of which they shall hold the manors of Blakedon, Staunton, 
Bovytracy, Northleu, Holdesworthy and Takkebere and the advowsons of 
the churches of the manors of Blakedon, Northleu and Holdesworthy 
of James's gift, and for this acknowledgment, fine and agreement Hugh 
and Roger granted the said manors and advowsons to James and rendered 
them to him in that court, to hold the manors of Blakedon, Bovytracy, 
Northleu, Holdesworthy and Takkebere and the advowsons of the churches 
of the manors of Blakedon, Northleu and Holdesworthy of the king, and 
the manor of Staunton of the chief lords of that fee, for James's life, 
and Hugh and Roger further granted that the manor of Lideford and the 
advowson of the church of that manor, which Humphrey Tromwyn held 
for life, and the manor of Langatre which Margaret late the wife of William 
Martyn held in dower of the inheritance of Hugh and Roger on the day on 



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which this agreement was made, with reversion to them after the death of 
Humphrey and Margaret should remain to James to hold for life, with 
reversion to the king at his death, and although, for the greater security of 
the reversion of the manor of Lideford and the advowson of the church 
there, James afterwards granted by deed to the king a yearly rent of 
100 marks issuing from James's manor and lordship of Llannandevry, 
CO. Kermerdyn in Wales, to be received at Easter and Michaelmas in equal 
portions, yet the king grants that if James make the king secure within 
the two years next following of the reversion of the manor of Lideford or of 
that manor to hold immediately, discharged of all rents and other charges 
after the death of James and Humphrey, except the rents, services and 
charges due to the lords of the fee and others due before the date of the 
said tine, then the said deed for the rent of 100 marks shall be null, and if 
James die within the two years without makmg such security and his heirs 
refuse to make such security within the two years, then the deed shall 
remain in force. Dated Westminster, 20 November, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that James came into the chancery at Westminster on 
20 November and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas it has been ordained by 
the king and his council that in the city of London and its suburbs, in all 
the ports of England towards the north and towards the south as far as 
Southampton and in that town the gallon of wine shall not be sold for 
more than 6(/. and in all ports from Southampton towards the west as well 
in the counties of Southampton, Somerset, Gloucester, Cornwall and Devon 
as in Wales, the gallon of wine shall not be sold for more than 5(/., and in 
all towns situate inland (in loco sicca) up to 25 miles from the port where 
the wine is carried, the gallon of wine shall be sold for hi. and no more 
beyond the price at which it is sold in the port and in towns up to 25 miles 
further distant, it shall be sold for Id. beyond the said price and no more, 
until wine is more abundant and may be sold for a less price ; order upon 
sight of these presents, to cause all the premises to be proclaimed and 
observed, forbidding taverncrs and vintners to sell wine contrary to this 
ordinance upon pain of forfeiture, and if they find any doing the contrary 
after the proclamation, to arrest all their wine without delay and keep it 
safely until further order, certifying the king in chancery from time to 
time of the wine so arrested and the owners thereof. By K. and C. 

[Fccdera.] 
The like to the following ' mutatis mutandis ' to wit : — 

The sheriff of Kent and the sheriffs of thirty four other counties. 

Henry duke of Lancaster or him who supplies his place. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lincoln and of seventeen other towns. 
1355. The bailiffs of Colchester and of eighty one other towns. [Ibid.] 

Jan. 20. To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 

Westminster, of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. 

Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause proclamation to be made that 

no merchant or any other shall take any horses for sale out of the realm 

except small horses for their own riding, and to arrest all such horses 

found being so taken after the proclamation and keep them safely until 

further order, informing the king from time to time of the number of 

horses arrested and the price thereof. By K. and C. 

[Fmljra.] 

The like to the following to wit : — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston-upon-Hull and of two other 

towns. 
The bailiff's of Boston and of eight other towns. [Ibid.] 



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Jan. 30. 

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Membrane 35. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause the decision of 
the king and his council concerning the sale of wine to be proclaimed in 
that city and its suburbs and to forbid all vintners, taverners and other 
traffickers of wine to keep their wine hidden in cellars or other places, but 
to expose them publicly for sale and sell them without fraud at the 
appointed rate, and if, after the proclamation, they find any selling wine 
at a dearer price than the said rate, to take the wine, into the king's hand 
as forfeit and cause answer to be made to the king for such wine or the 
price thereof, and if they find by inquisition or otherwise that vintners, 
taverners or others retain their wines and will not sell them at the appointed 
price or below, if they are worth less, to enter the places where such wine 
is retained and publicly expose it for sale, as often as is necessary, certifying 
the king from time to time of the wine so forfeited and the value thereof ; 
and of the names of the owners and of the vintners and others refusing to 
sell as aforesaid, as it was lately ordained by the king and council that in 
all the counties, ports and places of England from the port of Southampton 
to the north and in the town of Southampton, the gallon of wine should 
not be sold above M. and in all ports from the town of Southampton 
towards the west, as well in the counties of Southampton, Somerset, Dorset, 
Gloucester, Cornwall, and Devon as in Wales, the gallon should not be sold 
above 5^/., and in places up to 25 miles inland at |'/. beyond what it is sold 
at the port from which it is taken, and at Id. beyond in places up to 25 
miles further inland, until wine is more abundant and cheaper, and the king 
caused the premises to be proclaimed throughout England, and now the 
king has learned that, although a great quantity of wine has come to 
England, yet the vintners, in whose hands it is, retain it in their possession 
and refuse to expose it publicly for sale, but sell it secretly in gross at a 
price beyond that ordained, contrary to the aforesaid ordinance, and after 
deliberation with the Council it has been determined that all vintners, 
taverners and other dealers in wine shall expose their wine for public sale 
at the price ordained and no more upon pain of for feiture of the wine, and 
if they neglect to do so then the lords of towns, mayors, wardens, bailiffs 
or other presidents in the towns shall enter the taverns and cellars where 
such wine is deposited, even if the owners are unwilling, and shall cause 
that wine to be exposed for sale and to be sold at the constituted price and 
no more. By K. and C. 

[7'V«/('rrt.] 

To the sheriff" of Wilts. Order upon sight of these presents to cause 
seventy bacon pigs to be bought and purveyed in that county and carried to 
the town of Southampton, and to deliver them there by indenture to John 
Gubby, whom the king has charged to take the same with his other victuals 
to the parts of (iascony for provisioning certain of his castles there. 

The like to the sheriff of Southampton to purvey fifty bacon pigs and 
deliver them to John. 

Feb. 6. To the collectors of the customs and subsidies in the port of London. 

Woetminster Order to pay to John Orgor of Melton IMoubray or to his attorney, 20/. in 

arrear to him, endorsing the king's letters patent to him with the sums so 



Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



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Feb. 14. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 

Westminster 

Feb. 8. 
Westminster 



Jan. 29. 
Westminster 



Feb. 5. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 35 — cont. 

paid, and when full payment has been made to receive those letters and take 
them to the receipt of the exchequer in the king's discharge, as the king 
lately ordered the collectors of the customs and subsidies in the port of 
Boston to cause 20.'?. to be allowed to John on every sack of his own wool 
taken from that port, until he should be satisfied for 20/. of iOl. lent by him 
to the king and for which the king granted by letters patent that he should 
be .satisfied upon those issues in two years, for which 20/. for the first year 
he has been satisfied as appears by the endorsement of the letters patent. 

To Ealph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in the forest of Shirewod. Order to amove the king's 
hand from the park of Hekesgreve of John archbishop of York, within the 
bounds of that forest, although the said park was taken into the king's 
hand by reason of a trespass against the assize of the Forest, as the king 
has pardoned the archbishop that trespass of his special favour. 

By p.s. [22676.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John Mortymer, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to restore to Walter de Chauton, 
clerk, without delay, his lands, goods and chattels which were taken into 
the king's hand because he feloniously stole a horse from John Peres, for 
which he was indicted at Bristol, before Thomas de Bradeston and his 
fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in that county, as he has purged his 
innocence before R. bishop of Bath and Wells, to whom he was delivered 
by the said justices, in accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to deliver to Richard Maundeville 
certain chattels to the value of 100s. which belonged to him, Avithout delay, 
as Thomas Saucer was at the king's suit convicted of having stolen those 
chattels before Henry Grene and his fellows, justices of gaol delivery at 
Northampton. By p.s. [22662.] 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to Thomas de Bradeston, 
one of the justices of oyer and terminer in that county and in Somerset, 
one mark a day for his wages, for twenty eight days when he was attendant 
upon the premises, of the issues of the estreats of the said justices. By C. 



Feb. 4. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 30. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 34. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Warwick. Order to 
take the fealty of Eleanor late the wife of John son of Bartholomew de 
Suydle, in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed, and to deliver 
to her two thirds of the manor of Derset, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Ed[mund] de Bereford held the. 
said two thirds for' life of the grant of John de Suydle, the elder, with 
remainder to the said John son of Bartholomew and Eleanor and to the 
heirs of their bodies, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the manor 
is held in chief by knight's service, and the king has taken Eleanor's 
homage. By p.s. [22667.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer and if they find that the bishops of 
Durham had writs under the seal of their chancery of Durham and their 
own justices and cognisance of pleas and all royal jurisdiction in their 



273 



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114 



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1355. 



Feb. 6. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 6. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 7. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 34 — cont. 

manor of Creyk, co. York, as fully as within the liberty of their bishopric, 
without the king or his ministers intermeddling with the men and tenants 
of the manor or with aught else within the manor and lordship, and that 
the said men and tenants have not been accustomed to contribute to tenths, 
fifteenths or other quotas and aids granted to the king by the community 
of the reahn, with that community, by reason of the said liberty, then to 
supersede the exaction made upon the men and tenants there for 10/. for 
the ninth of sheaves, fleeces and lambs, as Thomas, bishop of Durham, has 
shown the king that whereas he and his predecessors have enjoyed such 
liberties in the said manor, from time out of mind, unless the bishop for 
the time being should make default in justice, and although the bishop 
and the men and tenants of the manor have not been taxed with the 
taxations or tallages granted in times past and have not been wont to 
contribute to the charges borne by the men of the county, yet the sheriff 
of York is causing the men and tenants of that manor to be distrained to 
pay 10/. for the ninth, whereupon the bishop has petitioned the king 
to provide a remedy. 

To Leo de Perton, escheator in the county of Worcester. Order to cause 
William la Zouche, son of Eudo son of William la Zouche of Haryngworth, 
kinsman and heir of the said William, who held in chief, to have seisin of 
all the lands whereof the said William la Zouche of Haryngworth, his 
grandfather, was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, delivering to 
him the issues thereof from 27 March in the 26th year of the reign, on 
which day the king took the homage of the said William son of Eudo, as 
appears by inspection of the rolls of the chancery. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause the prior of Spaldyng to have 
seisin of a messuage and 20 acres of land in Spaldyng which Thomas son 
of Robert son of Gilbert held, who was outlawed for felony, it is said, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the messuage and 
land have been in the king's hand for a year and a day, that Thomas held 
them of the said prior and that John de Pekbrigg had the year, day and 
waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon William de Percy, knight, for finding men at arms, 
hobelers or archers for the king's service to parts beyond the sea, or for 
paying any sums of money for that cause, for the time that he was upon 
the safe keeping of the realm in the mtirch of Scotland, as in the 20th year 
of the reign, while the king was in parts beyond the sea with his army, 
William was making continual stay upon the said duty against the 
incursions of the king's Scottish enemies, with his household and all his 
power until the king's return to England, and was present sufficiently 
furnished at the battle of Durham, as the king has learned by trust- 
worthy testimony. 

To the steward and others of the council of Queen Philippa. Whereas 
John, king of England, granted by charter to William de Moriston that he 
and his heirs might hold of the king all the tenement which he so held in 
the hundred of Middleton for uO.s. yearly and certain other services in 
' gavelkynde,' doing thenceforth the service of a knight's fee for all 
service, and that king also granted by the same charter that William and 
his heirs should be quit thenceforward of the said 50s. yearly and all other 
services which used to be performed of the said tenement except that of a 
knight's fee, and on 12 October in the 5th year of his reign the present 
king gave licence that the manor of Esthall, co. Kent, which was held in 



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Feb. 10. 
Westminster, 



Feb. 13. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 34 — cont. 

chief, it was said, should remain, after the death of Lapinus Roger and Joan 
his wife, to James, Lapinus's son, and to the heirs of his body, and 
afterwards on 24 May in the 7th year of the reign, the king granted to the 
queen the manor of Middelton with the hundreds and its other appurtenances 
in Kent, to hold for life, together with the knights' fees and advowsons 
pertaining thereto, and on the 13 May last the king took James's homage 
for the manor of Esthall, and by a certificate of the exchequer sent into 
chancery it is found that William de Moriston held by the service of a 
knight's fee the tenement which he held of the king's progenitors, kings of 
England, in the hundred of Middelton, whereof he used to render 50s. yearly 
as part of the ferm of the body of the county, and in the account of 
Reynold de Cornellia, then sheriff, that he had an allowance for William 
de Moriston of the SOs. which William used to render for the said tenement, 
by a tine which he made with the said progenitors to do the service of a 
knight's fee for every service : the king notifies the steward and others of 
the premises, so that after inspecting and examining the same and hearing 
the reasons of James, they may further proceed to his discharge from the 
fealty to the queen for the manor of Esthall which he so holds of the king. 

To Edmund de Craucestre, Thomas Galoun, Ed[mund] de Esshete, 
Thomas Muschaunee and Robert de Hagarston. Order, upon pain of 
forfeiture to be attendant upon the levying and collecting of the aid in 
Northumberland, for making the king's eldest son a knight without awaiting 
the presence of John Heroun, whom the king appointed with them for this 
and to do certain other things contained in the letters patent, as the king, 
for certain causes, has ordered John not to intermeddle therewith. By C. 

Mandate in pursuance to John. By C. 

To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Notification that he may do what 
pertains to his office in regard to the chapel of Bosham and its ministers, 
abstaining from anything to the prejudice of the king and his crown, as 
although the late king, understanding that the chapelry of Bosham, which 
W. then bishop of Exeter held so far as concerned the choir, the college, 
collations of prebends, institution and destitution of canons, and the persons 
of the canons and their goods pertaining to their prebends, and was and 
had of old been free and exempt from all ordinary jurisdiction, forbad the 
then bishop of Chichester to attempt anything to the prejudice of the bishop 
of Exeter or his chapelry aforesaid, by exercising ordinary jurisdiction there, 
nevertheless because at the petition of the bishop of Chichester, exhibited 
before the king and his council, who deliberated thereupon, it was found 
that the writ was not in due form, especially because the said king asserted 
that the chapelry not being in his own hand but in that of the bishop of 
Exeter, was free and exempt, the king revoked and annulled that writ and 
notified the bishop of Chichester to do what belonged to him, notwithstand- 
ing the said prohibition, as is found by inspection of the late king's 
chancery rolls ; and now the king has learned from the archbishop that 
whereas he is visiting the diocese of Chichester and wishes to exercise the 
office of visitation in that chapel, being in the said diocese, and upon the 
ministers of the chapel, and to reform the defects found there, certain 
persons pretending that it was the king's free chapel and exempt from all 
ordinary jurisdiction have procured a writ prohibiting the bishop from 
attempting anything to the king's prejudice, whereupon the archbishop 
has abstained from the office of visitation in the chapel, and upon his 
petition, and in consideration of the revocation made by the late king as 
aforesaid. 



116 



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Feb. 18. 
Westminster. 



1355. Membrane 33. 

Feb. 20. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause -John de Wendovere, citizen 

Westminster, jmci vintner of London, whom they caused to be attached by Robert de 
Gayton, their serjeant, at the suit of Bernard Diose, citizen and vintner of 
that city, asserting that .John was bound to him in 73Z. 13s. iil. and whom 
they keep imprisoned because he was condemned in that debt in the court 
of the Gyhalde, London, to be brought to the staple of Westminster and 
there delivered to the mayor and constable of that staple, as it has been 
proved before the king's council that John was arrested by the said serjeant 
from the custody of John de Stodeye, to whom he was delivered on bail 
upon hope of making an agreement between the parties, by the mayor 
and constable of the said staple, before whom he was previously 
condemned in certain debts acknowledged by him to Matthew 
Forteger and others in accordance with the ordinance of the staple, and 
was so brought before the sheriffs and committed to prison, and it has 
been determined by the council that John shall be taken back to the 
staple, and delivered to the mayor and constable and to keep until he has 
satisfied Matthew and the others for the said debts, so that thereafter he 
may be delivered again to the sheriffs to stay in prison in the form in 
which he is now detained. 

By virtue of this writ the sheriffs brought John to the chancery at West- 
minster on Monday 23 February and there delivered him to John 
Wroth, mayor, and Thomas Perle, constable of the staple of Westminster, 
who received him, to be kept at their peril. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to take into the king's hand a rent of 
is. yearly, and to cause the arrears thereof to be levied of certain burgages, and 
to deliver the rent and arrears to John de Bello Campo, to whom the king 
has committed the custody of the priory of Astele and of all the lands per- 
taining thereto, as on its being found by inquisition taken by Leo de 
Perton, escheator in that county, that a burgage in the city of Worcester in 
the street called 'Eport' which formerly belonged to John Clethe, chaplain, 
and which William le Cartere now holds, used to render l.s. yearly to the 
prior of Astele, whose lands and possessions were taken into the king's 
hand among those of the alien religious of the power of France, by reason 
of the war, and that the rent is in arrear for three years, and that another 
burgage in the same street, which John le Lenche formerly held, and 
which William le Walker now holds, used to render os. yearly to the prior, 
and that the said rent is in arrear for 1^^ years, the king ordered the sheriff to 
notify the said William and William to be in chancery on the octaves of 
Midsummer last, to show cause why they should not answer for the said 
rents and the arrears thereof and further to do and receive what the king's 
court should determine, and the sheriff' returned that he had caused a 
return of the king's writ to be made by Richard de Bromwych and John 
Spelly, bailiffs of the liberties of Osewoldeslowe and of the town of 
Worcester, who have the returns of all the king's writs and the execution 
thereof, and those bailiffs gave no answer to the sheriff', and the king 
subsequently ordered him to enter the liberties and notify William and 
William to be in chancery on the octaves of Michaelmas last, to show cause 
the form aforesaid, and they were notified and did not come when called. 

Feb. 4. To Simon de Cudyngton, late escheator in Sussex. Order not to inter- 

Westminster meddle further with the lands taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Eva late the wife of Edward de Sancto Johanne, delivering up the issues 
thereof received from the time of her death, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the said escheator that Eva at her death held no lauds 
in her demesne as of fee in chief in that bailiwick whereby the wardship of 
her lands ought to pertain to the king. 



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Jan. 27. 

Westminster. 



Menihrane 88 — rout. 

To J. archbishop of Dublin, chancellor of Ireland. Order, if Elizabeth 
daughter and heir of David de Caunton, knight, tenant in chief, has proved 
her age, to take the fealty of Maurice fitz Johan fitz Nichol, who has married 
her, and to direct the escheator in Ireland to cause Maurice and Elizabeth 
to have seisin of all the lands whereof David was seised in Ireland at his 
death, in his demesne as of fee, as at the suit of John son of Nicholas de 
Kery showing the king that all the lands in Ireland which belonged to David, 
in the king's hand by reason of the minority of David's heir, delivered to 
John to hold until the heir should come of age, had been seised again into 
the king's hand at an untruthful suggestion made to the king and his council 
in England, the king ordered the chancellor to certify him upon the method 
and process of the retaking of those lands, and upon the tenor of the 
inquisition taken thereupon after David's death, by writ of (licm clatisit 
r.rtrciiiKiii, and the archbishop sent the tenor of the inquisition before the 
king and returned that on inspection of the rolls and memoranda of the 
chancery of Ireland it was not found that any writ had been sent from 
England to take the said lands into the king's hand again, and no process 
for any such retaking, and for fuller information the justiciary of Ireland 
was directed to inspect the rolls and memoranda of his place and to 
certify in the chancery of Ireland if anything should be found thereupon, 
and he returned that he had not found any such writ, record or process and 
that it was said in the king's council of Ireland that Maurice Caunton, 



either forfeited for 
the kind's banner of 



riding to war 



Ireland, or 



David's father, whose heir he was, 
with his banner displayed, against 
was outlawed for that cause, and it is not found in the king's courts of 
Ireland by what process David came to the lands which belonged tO his 
f'ather, but it is believed that he did his homage in England and had 
restitution thereof there, and that the truth may be ascertained by the rolls 
of the chancery of England, and nevertheless the lands were lately taken 
into the king's hand by the death and by reason of the forfeiture of David 
son of William de Caunton, nephew of the said David de Caunton, who 
feloniously killed the said David and intruded into those lands after David's 
death, and now Maurice and Elizabeth have appeared before the king and 
his council beseeching the king to order those lands to be delivered to them, 
as Elizabeth has proved her age, and it is found by inquisition that David 
de Caunton held certain of the lands in chief and certain of others than 
the king, that Elizabeth is his daughter and heir, and that the lands were 
taken into the king's hand by reason of her minority, it not being found 
by any process of record that the lands ought to be forfeit by reason of 
the forfeiture of David de Caunton or of Maurice his father or could 
be forfeit by the felony of David son of William 



MEMBRANE 32. 

Feb. 12. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to deliver by indenture to John 

Westminster. Bluet, whom the king has appointed to be his attorney to pursue his 
affairs before Eichard de Wilughby and his fellows, justices of oyer and 
terminer in that county and in Somerset, iOd. a day for his wages, to wit 
for three days journeying from London to those counties, for three days 
returning, and for every day spent upon the premises, of the issues of the 
estreats of the sessions of those justices. By C. 

Feb. 14. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to pay by indenture to William de 

Westminster. Notton, one of the justices of oyer and terminer in that county and in the 

county of Gloucester, i mark a day for his wages, to wit, for three 



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1355. 



Feb. 20. 
Westminster. 



March 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 27. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 28. 
Woodstock. 



March 1. 
Westminster. 



March 4. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 32 — cont. 

days journeying from London to those counties, three days returning 
and for every day that he is attendant upon the premises, of the issues of 
the estreats of the sessions of those justices. By C. 

To Richard de Thorosby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to John de Tamworth, clerk of the crown of chancery, 10^. for 
Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him, made 
with the assent of the council, of 201., to be received yearly for life by the 
hands of the keeper of the hanaper. 

threshers as are 

that county for 

to be taken in 

the fee of the 



To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause as many 
necessary for threshing the wheat bought and purveyed in 
provisioning the king's towns and castles in Gascony, 
that county, both within and without liberties, except 
church, and to set them to thresh that wheat at the king's wages, to be 
paid by the sheriff, and to cause carriage to be found 
wheat from the parts where it was purveyed to the sea 
king shall order it to be laded, for the king's money. 



for taking the 

ports where the 

ByC. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge John 
de Coggeshale, late sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire and escheator in 
those counties, of 80 marks upon bis account for the issues of those offices, 
as the king of his favour has pardoned John that sum of the arrears of the 
ferms of those counties for the 27th year of the reign. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the collectors of the customs and subsidies due in the port of 
Southampton. Order to permit Robert Frutebon, a foreign merchant, or 
his attorneys, to lade in the port of Southampton twenty woollen cloths of 
England without grain, five long cloths and thirty dozens, which he lately 
bought in the town of Bristol and the adjacent places, to take to Spain to 
do his pleasure therewith, and for which he paid the custom and subsidy 
due in the port of Bristol, as may fully appear by the king's letters of 
coket thereupon, and take them thence to Spain without further payment 
of the custom and subsidy, as he has besought the king to provide for his 
security in this respect, as through lack of shipping in the ports of Bristol 
and London, for freighting to Spain, he has arranged to take the cloth to 
the port of Southampton, and by the said letters, shown in chancery, it 
appears that the custom and subsidy were paid as aforesaid. 

To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse. Order 
not to intermeddle further with two tofts and two bovates of land in 
Ryhill, delivering up the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that William de Holm juxta Paghell at his death 
hold no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief in that bailiwick, whereby 
the wardship of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held in 
his demesne as of fee the said tofts and bovates of another than the king. 

To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse. Order 
not to intermeddle further with 120 acres of land and 10 acres of meadow 
of Robert de Gloucestr[ia] , in Coldon, restoring the issues thereof without 
delay to William de Walcote, archdeacon of the East Riding, co. York, 
as the king ordered the escheator to certify why a messuage and the said 
land and meadow had been taken into the king's hand by Richard de 
Spayne, late coroner in that liberty, and the escheator returned that the 
coroner had so taken those tenements because Robert demised them to the 
said archdeacon to hold from St. Peter ad lincida in the 27th year of the 



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March 3. 
Westminster. 



March 3. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 32 — cont. 

reign until the end of seven years, pretending that the tenements belonged 
to William de Stondon, the archdeacon's proctor, at his church of Mapelton, 
who feloniously killed Peter Carter of Mapelton, as was found before 
the coroner upon vie'^ of Peter's body, and afterwards at the archdeacon's 
suit, beseeching the king to order his hand to be amoved as William de 
Stondon had no estate in the tenements whereby they ought to pertain to 
the king by reason of the said felony, the king appointed Robert Twyer, 
John de Wylton and the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, 
by which it is found that William de Stondon who feloniously killed Peter 
had no estate in the said land and meadow at the time of the felony, but 
that the archdeacon was seised of those tenements at that time of Robert's 
demise to him, to hold as aforesaid, and that the premises are not held of 
the king. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Warwick. Order to 
deliver the manor of Shustok in that county to John de Clynton and not 
to intermeddle further with the manors and lands held of others than the 
king which were taken into his hand by the death of William de Clynton, 
earl of Huntingdon, delivering up the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that the said earl at his death 
held no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief in that county, but that he 
held for life the said manor, which is held in chief by knight service, of 
the demise of John de Clynton, by the king's licence, with reversion to 
John, and that he held other manors and lands in that county both for 
life and in fee of others than the king, and the king has taken John's 
homage for the said manor and has rendered it to him. By p.s. [22693.] 

To Roger de Leukenore, escheator in Surrey and Sussex. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands taken into the king's hand by the death 
of William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, delivering up the issues thereof, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by Simon de Cudyngton, late 
escheator in those counties, that the said earl at his death held no lands in 
his demesne as of fee in chief in those counties, but that he held lauds 
there in his demesne as of fee of others than the king. 
The like to the following, to wit: — 

John de Keynes, escheator in the county of Northampton. 

Reynold de Dyk, escheator in Kent. 



Feb. 24. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 31. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause all the 
issues of the lands delivered to Walter de Mauny and to Margaret his wife, 
late the wife of John de Segrave, for the time that they were in the king's 
hand until 30 May last, to be levied of the keepers of those lands and the 
mainpernors for the issues thereof and others who are rightly to be charged 
therewith, for the king's use, and answer therefor to be made to the 
king, notwithstanding any order to the contrary or the suit of Walter 
and Margaret, as for certain causes the king took into his hand all the 
lands which belonged to John de Segrave after his death, as well those 
whereof he was seised in his demesne as of fee as those which were of 
Margaret's inheritance, and those whereof he and Margaret were jointly 
enfeoffed, and afterwards on 30 May last the king caused all the lands 
whereof John and Margaret were jointly enfeoffed to be delivered to Walter 
and Margaret, although he might justly have retained them, and although 
the said keepers found mainpernors to pay the issues at the exchequer while 
the lands were in the kiug's hand, yet Walter and Margaret are suing 



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Jo 



55 



Feb. 26. 

Woodstock. 



Feb. 1. 
Westminster. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



March 12. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 31 — cant. 

for those issues in the hands of the treasurer and barons and the keepers 
and it is not the king's intention that Walter and Margaret should have 
any issues of those lands for the time when they were in the king's hand. 

ByK. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Adam de Hilton, clerk, for the time when he lately 
went as the king's envoy to Scotland on great and arduous affairs, 
staying there and returning thence to the king's council at London, and 
afterwards setting out on the same affairs from London to the arch- 
bishop of Canterbury, then at Manfeld, and thence to William de Bohun, 
earl of Northampton, then staying at Rocheford, coming afterwards to 
the king at Clary ndon, staying there and then going to the north on the 
same affairs, staying there and then returning to the council at London 
for his daily wages, allowing him 6.s. 8^/. a day, and to the treasurer and 
chamberlains to pay what they find to be due to him by such account 
beyond what he has received from the king. By p.s. [22679.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the men 
of the parishes of Chevelyngham, Wolloure, Emeldon, Chatton, Werkworth, 
Routhebury, EUesdon, Brankeston, Fenton, Hetton, Karham and Forde, 
CO. Northumberland, and .John de Coupeland, sheriff of that county, to have 
respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next for the 600/. 3s. 1'/. with 
which the treasurer and barons charged the sheriff' for those men for the 
ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces granted in the llth year of the reign 
and for any other sums of money exacted of those men for that ninth, and 
to cause the men of the other parishes of that county, to wit of Aldeston, 
Simondesburn, Hautwisel, Whitefeld, Knaresdale, Horsley, Whelpyngton, 
Ovyngeham, Hawe, Thokeryngton, Slaveley, Angreham and Alwenton to 
have respite until the said quinzaine for all the sums exacted of them for 
the ninth, in accordance with the king's grant to the said men and sheriff 
of his special favour. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to pay to William de le Pole, the elder, and to Michael de la Pole his son, 
400 marks yearly of the ancient custom in that port, in accordance with 
the kings grant to them made on 30 November last with the assent of all 
the council, and after mature deliberation, as William has surrendered to 
the king's hand the manor of Brustwyk, co. York, and has released 
all his -right and claim in that manor and the manors of Gryngele and 
Whetele, co. Nottingham, which he held of the king's grant by charters 
made to him at divers times, and in 260 marks yearly rent which he also 
had of the king's grant for maintaining the estate of a banneret, to be 
received of the issues of the custom in that port, and for that cause and 
because Thomas de la Pole and Edmund de la Pole, William's sons, have 
likewise surrendered to the king's hands the manor of Kayngham, co. York, 
and released all their right and claim therein in recompense for the manors 
of Brustwyk, Whetele, Gryngele and Kayngham, and for the yearly rent of 
260 marks, the king made the said grant to William and Michael. 

To the bishops, abbots, priors, earls, barons, knights, freemen and all 
other tenants of the lands which belonged to Hugh le Despenser, tenant in 
chief, in the king's hand by reason of the death of Hugh and the minority 
of his heir. Whereas on 27 September in the 27th year of the reign the 
king committed to Anne late the wife of Edward le Despenser and to 
Edward son of the said Edward the wardship of two thirds of all the said 



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March 8. 
Westminster 



March 16. 
Clarendon. 



Metnhrmie 31 — mnt. 

lands in En,c:lancl and Wales, to hold together with the lordships, royalties, 
liberties and all other appurtenances until the heir should come of age, 
rendering a certain ferni yearly to the king ; and now the king has learned 
that certain malevolent persons, contriving to exclude Anne and Edward 
from the profits pertaining to those two thirds, put it about that they do 
not hold that wardship of the king's will and that they will shortly be 
amoved therefrom, upon which pretext the said tenants are not attendant 
upon Anne and Edward for their services, so that they cannot levy the 
issues and profits which pertain to the two thirds and from which the ferm 
is to be levied, or answer therefor to the king, so that the ferm remains 
unpaid for a great while : the king therefore notifies those tenants that he 
has committed that wardship to Anne and Edward wittingly and grants 
that they shall hold it in accordance with the form of the commission to 
them, wherefore the king orders the tenants to be attendant upon Anne 
and Edward for their services during that wardship and to permit them to 
levy all the issues, profits and other emoluments. 

To Adam Punde and Peter de Grymmesby. Order to deliver the priory of 
Burstall, which is a cell of the abbey of Aumale {de Alba Mad') of the power 
of France with all the lands, goods, chattels and other appurtenances of the 
priory and abbey in the counties of York and Lincoln, which were taken 
into the king's hand by reason of the war with other priories and posses- 
sions of the alien religious of the power of France, to Isabel the king's 
eldest daughter, in accordance with the king's grant to her to hold so long 
as the war shall last without rendering anything therefor. [F(i:(h>ra.] 

To Thomas Ughtred. Order to pay to Isabel, the king's eldest daughter, 
the ferm of 20 marks which he is bound to render for a third part of the 
manor of Halsham, and the yearly ferm of 100 marks which he is bound 
to render for certain other lands which belonged to John le Conestable of 
Halsham deceased, in the king's hand by reason of the minority of John's 
heir, and to be answerable to her therefor, as the king has granted those 
ferms to her to hold until the said heir come of age. [Ibitl.] 

To John de Botheby, clerk. Like order to pay to Isabel the ferm of 
100s. which he is bound to render for the manor of Cameryngton in 
Holdernesse, which belonged to Margery late [the wife") of Robert de Botheby, 
and is in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Margery's heir, in 
accordance with the king's grant of that ferm to Isabel to hold until the 
heir come of age. [IbiiL] 

To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place in the forest of Shirewode. Order to amove the 
king's hand from the park of Wirkesop which is contiguous to the said 
forest, and to deliver it to Thomas de Furnivall, as the king lately caused 
that park to be taken into his hand by reason of certain defects in the 
enclosure thereof, in the time of Elizabeth de Monte Acuto, now deceased, 
who lately held the park for life in dower of Thomas's inheritance, whereby 
a stag leaped over the paling of the park in the king's presence, yet the 
king has pardoned the trespass of his favour and for 201. which Thomas 
shall pay to the king's chamber and has rendered the park to him. By K. 

The 201. were paid in the kini/s chamber and received by the hands of 
Richard de Xorwico, clerk. 

The like to Robert de Maule, steward of Shirewod forest, or to him who 
supplies his place there, to deliver that park to Thomas. 



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1355. 

March 21. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 81 — cont. 

To John de Wylughby and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in 
the county of Lincoln. Order not to take any fines from Edmund de 
(^ornewaill, Norman de Swynford and Ralph Paynel, who are indicted 
before them for divers trespasses and excesses, it is said, or of any others 
of great estate, who are so indicted before their arrival at Westminster 
before the council, as the king wishes the fines which Edmund, Norman 
and Ralph are to make with him to be made before his council and not 
elsewhere. By K. 



March 5. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 30. 

To John Buttetourt, tenant of the towns of Mere and Clent. Order to 
be answerable to Hugh de Wrottesleye for 16^ 4s. Qd. of the ferms of those 
towns henceforth, as on 20 May in the 25th year of the reign the king 
granted to Hugh 40L to be received yearly, to wit, 16^. 4.s. 6(/. of the ferms 
of those towns. 111. lOs. 6*/. of the ferm of the town of Swyneford, 111. of 
the ferms of the towns of Kinefare and Tetenhale and 26.<!. 8^/. of the ferm 
of the forestry of the fee of Tedesle, which ferms extend to 40Z. 'iOd. yearly, 
for his life or until the king should provide him with 40^. of land or rent 
yearly for life, so that he should answer to the king year by year at 
the exchequer for the 20f/. exceeding the said sum, and although the king 
afterwards caused the said 40Z. to be taken into his hand for certain 
causes, yet he has restored that sum to Hugh to hold for life as aforesaid. 

By K. 
The like to the following, to wit: — 
John de Sutton, tenant of the town of Swyneford, for the ferm of 

11/. 10s. 6(/. 
The keeper of Kinefare forest for the time being, for the said ferm 

of 26.-; . 
The bailiffs and lawful men of the towns of Kinefare and Tetenhale for 
the ferm of 111. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to deliver to Hugh de Wrottesleye the 
bailiwick of Teddesleye and the wardship of the lands which belonged to 
William de Pylatenhale, tenant in chief, in the king's hand by reason of 
the minority of John son of John de Kenilworth and of Margaret his 
sister and of William son of Richard de Engleton, cousins and heirs of 
William de Pilatenhale, as on 7 September in the 23rd year of the reign 
the king granted to Hugh the said wardship and bailiwick and all other 
things pertaining thereto, to hold until the said heirs should come of age, 
together with the marriage of the heirs, without rendering anything 
therefor, and although the king afterwards caused the wardship and baili- 
wick to be taken into his hand, he has restored them to Hugh of his 
favour. 

To the justices of the Bench. Whereas at the suit of Robert, bishop of 
Salisbury, showing that he had sought by writ of right against William earl 
of Salisbury the castle of Shirburne, co. Dorset, as the right of his church 
of St. Mary, Salisbury, and the earl, pleading in that suit had alleged that 
the king had granted the castle to William de Monte Acuto, the earl's 
father, and to Katherine, his wife, to hold to them and the heirs of their 
bodies with reversion to the king, and so he could not answer thereupon 
without consulting the king, upon which pretext the justices delayed 
to proceed further in that plea, the king ordered the justices to proceed in 
that plea and to cause full and speedy justice to be done to the parties, but 
not to proceed to render judgment without consulting the king ; and now 



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1355. 



March 18. 

Westminster. 



March 20. 

Westminster. 

April 24. 

Westminster. 



March 23. 
Westminster . 



April 1. 

Westminster. 



April 17. 

Westminster. 



Membranp 30 — cont. 

the bishop has besought the king to order justice to be done as the plea 
has proceeded as far as the rendering of judgment: order, if this be so, 
to proceed to render judgment and to the execution thereof, without 
taking inquisition upon collusion according to the form of the statute 
thereupon notwithstanding the order not to proceed to render judgment 
or that the castle ought to revert to the king in default of an heir of 
William's body. By K. 

To Miles de Stapelton, escheator in the county of York. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the tenements taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Peter de Malo Lacu ' le quynt,' delivering the issues thereof to 
Margaret late Peter's wife, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Peter, at his death, held the manors of Rythe in Swaldale 
and Seton, the castle and manor of Mulgreve, the manors of Eggeton, 
Bridesale, Baynton, Lyth and Nessyngwyk with their members, the town 
of Doncastre and five mills in that town with the fishery of the water 
there, the pond of the mill of Rosyngton with the fishery of the water 
there, with the knights' fees, advowsons and all other things pertain- 
ing to the said castle, manors and town, and the manors of Lokyngton, 
Etton and Bramham and the advowson of Lokyngton church in that 
county jointly with Margaret, to hold to themselves and the heirs of 
their bodies by the king's licence, and that the castle and manor of Mul- 
greve, the manors of Eggeton, Baynton, Lyth and Nessyngwyk with 
members, the town of Doncastre with the mills and fishery, the pond 
of the mill of Rosyngton with the fishery and the manors of Lokyngton, 
Etton and Bramham with the said advowson, are held in chief as of 
the crown by the service of 2^ knights' fees and by the service of doing 
suit at the county court of York every six weeks, and the manors of 
Ryth and Seton are held of others than the king, and the king has taken 
Margaret's fealty. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William Grymbaud, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the tenements taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Peter de Malo Lacu ' le quynt,' delivering up the 
issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Peter at his death held a moiety of the manor of Iwardeby, 
in that county, and 50 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow and lOs. 
rent in that town jointly with Margaret, his wife, and that the pre- 
mises are held of another than the king. 

To John de Keynes, escheator in the county of Northampton. Order to 
cause John brother and heir of Laurence de Pavely, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of all the lands whereof Laurence was seised at his death in his 
demesne as of fee, as John has proved his age before Walter Paries, late 
escheator in that county, and the king has taken his homage. 

Byp.s. [22716.] 

To Walter de Monte Gomeri, escheator in the county of Nottingham. 
Order to take the oath of Dionisia late the wife of Henry son of Robert de 
Wyverton of Cotegrave, tenant in chief as of the honour of Pcverel, that 
she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign dower to her 
of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death. 

To Geoffrey de Say, keeper of the castle and city of Rochester. Order to 
pay to Queen Isabel, the king's mother, 50/. yearly so long as he shall be 
keeper, as the king has granted to her 50^ of the yearly ferm which Henry 
de Cobham lately "rendered for the said castle and city. Et erat patens. 



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1355. 

May 11. 

Westminster. 



April 6. 

Westminster. 



April 10. 
Westminster 



April 18. 
Westminster 



April 15. 

Westminster. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 30 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Suri-ey. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
electerl in place of Henry de Bekwell, who dwells in Kent and not in Surrey 



a.s the king has learned. 



MEMIiPxAXE 29. 



To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
deliver to John Mayu, the king's serjeant at arms, whom he is sending 
to receive the bodies of John de Bedeford, John de Hereford, Richard 
Forester and John de Norton, imprisoned in Oxford castle, from the sherifi" 
of Oxford, take them to the Tower of London and deliver them to the 
constable there, to be kept safely until further order, 40s. for his expenses. 

ByC. 

To Henry Pycard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of London. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of the 
house of Coggeshale, which is of royal foundation, a tun of red wine for 
Easter term last, as they have promised to find a monk as chaplain to 
celebrate divine service daily in their church, in honour of God and the 
Virgin Mary and for the health of the king. Queen Philippa and their 
children and for their souls when dead, and for this cause the king has 
granted to them a tun of red wine to be received yearly at London. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
John de Doncastre 50 marks for Michaelmas and Easter terms last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him on 27 December in the 26th year 
of the reign, of 50 marks to be received yearly for life of the issues of the 
customs in the port. 

To Henry Picard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to Thomas de Bradestan what is in 
arrear to him of six tuns of wine yearly, from the time of the butler's 
appointment, and to deliver those six tuns of wine to him yearly henceforth, 
the right prise for the same being first paid, as on 26 January in the 22nd 
year of the reign the king granted to Thomas six tuns of wine to be 
received yearly for life of the king's right prise in that port, paying the 
right prise for the same. 

To Edmund de la Beche, keeper of the king's forest of Chuyt. Order to 
cause thirty oaks to be cut down in that forest and to be delivered by 
indenture to the sheriff of Soiithampton for repairing the great bridge of 
Winchester castle, together with the crops and bark of those oaks. The 
king has ordered the sheriff to receive the said oaks, crops and bark from 
Ednumd, to sell the crops and bark and to use the oaks and the money 
arising from such sale to repair the said bridge. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

The like to Guy de Bryene, keeper of the forest of la Bere near 
Winchester, to cut down 20 oaks in that forest and to deliver them with 
the crops and bark to the said sherift'. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Mandate in piirsuance. 

To the same. Order to cause the bridge of Winchester castle and the other 
defects of that castle to be repaired by the view and testimony of Peter de 
Pershute, and to cause the defects of the king's manor of Wolmere to be 
repaired by the view and testimony of Simon de Heyes, and to cause timber, 
carpenters, masons and other workmen as many as may suffice for such repairs 
to be taken where they may be found in that bailwick. except in fee of the 
church, and to place those workmen on the said works at the king's wages, 
and to take carriage for the timber and other things necessary for the king's 
money, of the issues of the county. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 



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1355. 

April 18. 
Westminster. 



April 8. 
Westminster 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



April 26. 

Westminster. 

April 8. 

Westminster. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the port 
of Boston. Order to pay to Ralph earl of Stafford 250 marks for Easter 
term last, as the king granted to Ralph to stay with him for the term of 
his life with a hundred men at arms both in war and in peace, 1,000 marks, 
to be received yearly for his life of the customs in that port and the port of 
London. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of London to pay 250 
marks to the earl for the said term. 

To Hugh fitz Symon, escheator in Essex. Order not to intermeddle 
farther with the manor of Wokyndon Rokele and the advowson of the 
church of that town, delivering up the issues of the manor, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Maurice le Bruyn at his 
death held the said manor and advowson by the courtesy of England after 
the death of Maud his wife, of the inheritance of William, son and heir 
of himself and Maud, and that they are held of another than the king. 

Vacated because beloic. 

To John de Palton, escheator in Somerset, Order not to intermeddle 
further with the tenements taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Robert fitz Payn, delivering the issues thereof to John Chidyok, knight, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert held 
for life the manor of Alwyneshegh, a messuage, a mill, 138 acres 1 rood 
of land, 8 acres of meadow, 10|- acres of pasture, 20 acres of alders and 
6 marks 12.s. 8^d. rent in Kyngestane and the advowson of Kyngestane 
church, of the grant of John, with reversion to John and his heirs, by a 
fine levied in the king's court, and that the manor and advowson are' held 
of others than the king. 

To John de Kyngesdon, escheator in the Isle of Wight. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a messuage and a carucate of land at Midelton 
and Auechefton in the island, delivering up the issues thereof, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas de Weston 
at his death held the said messuage and carucate in his demesne as of fee 
of another than the king. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Geoffrey atte Grene, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Hugh fitz Simon, escheator in Essex. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Wokyndon Rokele and the advowson of the 
church of that town as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Maurice le Bruyn at his death held the said manor and 
advowson by the courtesy of England after the death of Maud his wife, 
of the inheritance of William their son and heir, and that the manor and 
advowson are held of another than the king. 

To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse. Order to 
take the fealty of Joan daughter and heir of Robert de Thorp, who held by 
knight service of the heirs of Herbert de Sancto Quintino, tenant in chief, 
minors in the king's wardship, in accordance with the form of a schedule 
enclosed, and to cause her to have seisin of all the lands whereof her father 
was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as she has proved her age 
before the escheator. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Wolfardus de Gistellis or to John his son, his 
attorney, 25 marks for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant 
to Wolfardus, and to Eleanor his wife, deceased, .of 50 marks to be received 
yearly for their lives of the issues of the customs in that port. 



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1355. 

April 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

To the same. Order to pay to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, 
or to his attorney 250 marks for Easter term last, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him of 1,000 marks to be received yearly for life upon 
the issues of the customs in that port, and in the ports of Lenn and Boston, 
and because the passage of wool in the port of Lenn is now closed, the king 
wishes the earl to receive that sum in the ports of London and Boston in 
equal portions. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston to pay 
250 marks to the earl for that term. 



April 13. 
Westminster. 



April 15. 

Westminster. 



April 15. 
Westminster. 



April 12. 
Westminster. 



April 13. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 28. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay 
to John de Bello Campo or to his attorney, 50^ for Easter term last 
in accordance with the king's grant to him on 7 March in the 25th year of 
the reign, of 280^. to be received yearly for life of the issues of the customs 
in the ports of London and Boston, to wit 180^. in the port of London and 
lOOZ. in the port of Boston. 

The like to the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in 
the port of London to pay 901. to .John for the said term. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the port of 

for Easter term 
be received 
and freely 



London. Order to pay to John de Coupeland 951. 2s. 7f(/ 
last in accordance with the king's grant to him of 500/. to 
yearly, for taking .David de Bruys styled king of Scotland, 
delivering him to the king. [See at paf/e 18 above.] 



To the collectors of the customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 
Order to pay to John de Coupeland 50/. for Easter term last in accordance 
with the king's grant to him on 20 January in the 20th year of the reign 
of 100/. to be received yearly for life of the issues of the customs in that 
port for his good service and for his stay with the king with twenty men at 
arms. 

To the collectors of the customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 
Order to pay to John son of John de Denton 12/. 18.s. 2t/. for Easter term last, 
as the king granted to John de Denton, deceased, 25/. 16.s-. id. to be received 
yearly of the issues of the customs in that port, until he should obtain 
possession of the manor of Wodhorn, which Mary countess of Pembroke 
holds for life of the king's grant the reversion whereof the king granted to 
him, and afterwards Elizabeth, late John's wife, besought the king to grant 
that i-ent to her, as John was maliciously slain by his enemies without 
making a will and his goods and chattels were all taken and eloigned, 
and she had nothing wherewith to maintain herself and her children, and 
out of compassion for her estate and in consideration of John's services, 
the king granted that she should receive the said rent together with any 
arrears thereof during Mary's life, and now the said John, son of John, has 
besought the king to grant that rent to him in aid of his maintenance, as 
John and Elizabeth are dead and he has no means of livelihood. 

• 

To the sheriii of Wilts. Order to pay to Elizabeth late the wife of 
William de Sancto Omero 12/. 10*-. for Easter term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to her on 15 December in the 24th year of the reign 
for her good service to Edward, prince of Wales, and to the king's 
daughters, of 26/. to be received yearly of the issues of that county, for life. 



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1355. 

March 24. 
Westminster. 



April 26. 
Westminster. 



May 4. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 

To William de Leden, escheator in the county of Gloucester. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the lands taken into the king's hand by the 
death of John de Stonore, delivering the issues thereof to John, William and 
Adam, sons of the said John, as it is found by inquisition taken by the 
escheator, and by one part of a fine levied in the king's court, that John de 
Stonore at his death held a messuage, a carucate of land and 11 acres of 
meadow in Cundicote, and a messuage, a carucate of land, 12 acres of 
meadow, 6 acres of wood and lOZ. rent in Hembury for life, with remainder 
to John, William and Adam his sons, and to the heirs male of the said 
John son of John, and that the said tenements are held of others than the 
king. 

To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the manor of Repynghale in that county and 
with the advowson of a third part of the church of that town, as the king 
has learned by inquisition etc. as above that John de Stonore at his death 
held the said manor and advowson jointly with John his son, to them- 
selves and the heirs of John de Stonore, and that they are held of another 
than the king. 

To Richard Hody, escheator in Devon, Order not intermeddle 
further with the manor and hundred of Ermyngton, the advowson of the 
chitrch of the manor, or with seven knights' fees pertaining to the manor, 
delivering the issues thereof to John son of John de Stonore and to Maud 
his wife, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John de Stonore at his death held the said manor, hundred and advowson 
together with the said fees, called the fees of Ridmor, jointly with John 
his son and the said Maud, and that the premises are held of others than 
the king. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to pay to John de Cobham 60 marks 
for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 6 April 
in the 28th year of the reign, to maintain the estate of a banneret, of 100 
marks to be received yearly for life of the issues of that county. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to Roger de Aysterby, knight, and John de Stepyng, chaplain, 
in their ferm, for what they shall be found to have paid to Maud late the 
wife of Simon de Grymesby, by virtue of the king's order to them, as on 
30 April in the 25th year of the reign the king demised to Roger and John, 
at ferm, all the lands whieh belonged to Simon at his death in the county 
of Lincoln, which were taken into the king's hand and reserved to the 
king's chamber by reason of divers accounts and debts which Simon was 
bound to render to that chamber at his death, to hold until the end of 
seven years next following, rendering 10^ yearly to that chamber, and 
afterwards on 20 July following, at Maud's suit, the king ordered Robert (sic) 
and John, by letter under the seal called ' Griffon,' to pay to her 5 marks 
of the said 101. yearly as her dower of those lands, so long as they hold 
them. 



Membrane 27. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Juliana latie the wife of William 
de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon. 

Memorandum that of the yearly ferm of 201. granted to the earl under 
the name and honour of earl of Huntingdon, to be received of the issues 
of that county and of 33Z. Q>s. Qd. of the ferm or issues of the counties of 



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1355. 



April 23. 
Westminster, 



April 23. 
Westminster. 



April 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

Huntingdon and Cambridge, 160/. of the ferm or issues of Kent, 80Z. of the 
ferm of the towns of Wynchelse and la Rye and of the king's manor of 
Ihamme and of his marsh there, 50/. of the ferm of the town of Sandwich, 
and 10/. of the ferm or issues of the king's seven hundreds in Kent, granted 
to the earl and the heirs male of his body by the king, there have been 
assigned to Juliana 117/. los. G^d., to be received of the following ferms 
and issues, to wit : 40/. of the ferms of the counties of Huntingdon and 
Cambridge, 80/. of the ferm of Sandwich and 47/. lo.s. 6|</. of the ferms 
of Wynchelse and la Rye and of the said manor and marsh. Dated 
Westminster, 20 March. By C. 

Memnrandwn that the assignment of this dower is changed in part as 
appears on the Patent Roll of the 31st year of the reign under date 
31 October. 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of Huntingdon and Cambridge for 
the time being to pay to Juliana the 40/. assigned to her of the issues of 
those counties, every year, and to be answerable to her therefor. 

A like mandate to the bailiff of Wynchelse and la Rye and of the said 
manor and marsh to pay to Juliana 47/. 15s. 6^^/. 

A like mandate to the bailiff of Sandwich to pay to Juliana 30/. 

To Miles de Stapelton, escheator in co. York. Order to take an oath of 
Joan late the wife of William de Houton, who held by knight service of the 
heir of William de Ros of Hamelak, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's 
wardship, that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign 
to her dower of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death. 

To the same escheator. Order to retain in the king's hand 15 tofts and 
7 bovates of land in Wartre, and not to intermeddle further with the lands 
which William de Houton held of others than the king, delivering up the 
issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that William held at his death the said tofts and bovates in his demesne as 
of fee of the heir of William de Roos of Hamelak, tenant in chief, a minor 
in the king's wardship, by homage and by the service of a twentieth part 
of a knight's fee, and he held other lands in Wartre, Houton, Wyghton, 
Sywardby, Repplyngham and Ellerker of others than the king, and that 
William his son is his next heir and under age. 

To Peter de Salford, escheator in the counties of P>edford and Bucking- 
ham. Order to amove the king's hand from the lands and possessions per- 
taining to the priory of St. Bartholomew, London, which he took into the 
king's hand by reason of the voidance thereof by the cession of Edmund 
de Braghyngg, the last prior, as the king has learned from the subprior 
and convent of that place, and not to intermeddle further therewith, 
delivering the issues thereof to the subprior and convent, as among 
other liberties granted to the canons of St. Bartholomew by King Henry, 
by charter which the present king has inspected, it is contained that after 
the death of the prior no one shall usurp the lordship of that place or 
intermeddle with its lands, men or chattels except by the good will of the 
whole convent, and at the suit of the subprior and convent in a voidance 
by the death of John de Pekkesden, the penultimate prior, showing that 
the possessions of the priory had been in the custody of the sitbprior 
and convent in all voidances from the time of the said charter, without 
escheators or other royal ministers intermeddling therewith, and that 
Thomas Frembaud, then escheator in those counties, took the lands of the 
priory into the king's hand by reason of that voidance and endeavoured to 
levy the issues and profits thereof for the king, and the subprior and 



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]355. 



May 10. 
Westminster. 



May 16. 
Westminster. 



May 14. 

Westminster 



May 20. 
Westminster, 



Mciiibrane 27 — cont. 

convent beseeching the king to provide a remedy, on its being found by a 
certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent into chancery 
that it had been decided by process before Edward I. and his council that 
the custody of the priory could not pertain to the king by reason of the 
voidance, and that king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer 
to acquit John de Kesyngton, then prior, and the convent, of Gl. 7s. lid. 
with which Robert de Broghton who intermeddled with the custody of the 
priory in that king's name charged himself, and which was exacted of the 
prior and convent, and at any subsequent voidance to permit them to hold 
the priory and to receive the issues thereof, the present king ordered Thomas 
to amove the king's hand from the lands of the priory taken by reason of 
the death of John de Pekkcsden, and not to intermeddle further therewith 
delivering the issues thereof to the Bubprior and convent. 
The liJie to the following, to wit : — 

Thomas Leggy mayor of London and escheator there. 

Hugh fitz Simond, escheator in the counties of Essex and Hertford. 

Robert Haddam, escheator in Middlesex. 

To John de Sancto Laudo, escheator in Somerset. Order to deliver 
the manor of Westcheleworth to Katherine late the wife of Warin le 
Latimer, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by John de Palton, 
late escheator in that county, that William de Bello Campo, deceased, held 
the said manor for life with remainder to Warin and Katherine and the 
heirs of their bodies by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the manor 
is held in chief by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee, and for a 
mark to be paid by Katherine the king has respited her homage until 
Michaelmas next and has rendered the manor to her. 

'The said mark has been paid in the hanaper. 

To Thomas Morieux, escheator in Norfolk. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a river (riparia) of Oliver Wyth called ' Wardeford,' as the king 
ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken the same into the king's 
hand, and the escheator returned that he had done so because he had found 
by inquisition of ofhce that Oliver had occupied that river, which used to be 
common, and had made it his own in severalty without the king's licence, 
and the king considered the cause of taking to be insufficient. 

To William de Overton, escheator in the county of Southampton. 
Order to deliver two thirds of the manor of Okhangre to Thomas West son 
and heir of Thomas West, whose homage the king has previously taken, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Eva de 
Sancto Johanne at her death held the said two thirds as those which she 
recovered for her dower of the manor of Norton co. Dorset, which belonged 
to William Payncl, late her husband, against Thomas West son and heir of 
Thomas W^est, then tenant of those two thirds, which two thirds Laurence 
de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, granted by charter to the said Thomas 
West, the father, by the king's licence, and that the manor is held in chief 
by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee. 

To Reynold de Dyk, escheator in Kent. Order not to intermeddle further 
with the manor of Redlegh. delivering up the issues thereof, as it was 
lately found by inquisition taken by William de Apulderfeld then escheator 
in that county, after the death of Augustine Waleys, that the said Augustine, 
at his death, held the said manor in his demesne as of fee by the service of 
a sixth part of a knight's fee, and the manor was taken into the king's 
hand for that cause, but by another inquisition taken by the present 
escheator, and by a further inquisition in which the heirs of the said 

273 I 



130 



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1355. 



Mewhrane 27 — cont. 



Augustine placed themselves in chancery, and which the king ordered to 
be taken before William de Sbareshull and his fellows, justices appointed 
to hold pleas before the king, the tenor whereof the king caused to come 
before him in chancery, it is found that the manor is held of Juliana late 
the wife of William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, by the service of a 
moiety of a knight's fee, and not of the king. 



Membrane 26. 

April 20. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the port of 

Westminster. London. Order to pay to Thomas de Bradeston or to his attorney 50 marks 
for Easter term last, as the king lately granted to him the bailiwick of the 
pdnHe of Entre Deux Mers in the duchy of Aquitaine, to hold for life, 
without rendering anything thereof to the king, and he surrendered that 
bailiwick to the king's hand by his order and the king committed the 
bailiwick to Bertrand de Monte Ferandi, and because Thomas surrendered 
the king's letters patent to chancery to be cancelled, the king on 13 May 
last granted to him 100 marks to be received yearly of the issues of the 
customs and subsidies of wool, hides and woolfells in the port of London 
for life in recompense for the bailiwick aforesaid. 

May 1. To John de Coupeland, escheator in Northumberland. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with two thirds of the manor of Witton delivering up 
the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Philip de Somervyll, at his death, held the said two thirds 
to himself and his heirs male of the body of Margaret his wife, by a fine 
levied in the king's court, with remainder, in default of such heirs, to 
Thomas de Somervill son of Rhys [liesi) ap Griffith, and that Thomas is 
dead without an heir, and Rhys son of Rhys ap Griffith, brother of the 
said Thomas, is his next heir and of full age, and that the two thirds are 
held of another than the king. 

May 8. To Miles de Stapelton, escheator in the county of York. Order to cause 

Westiiiinster. David son and heir of David de Strabolgi, earl of Athol, tenant in chief, to 
have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his 
demesne as of fee, as although he has not yet proved his age as is customary, 
yet the time of his birth is well-known to the king and he is of full age, and 
the king has respited his homage until Midsummer next and has rendered 
to him the lands which his father held in chief. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 
The like to the following, to wit : — 

Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of 

Lincoln. 
Thomas de Moryaux, escheator in Norfolk and 

Suffolk. 
Peter de Salford, escheator in the county of 

Buckingham. 
Hugh Fitz Symon, escheator in the county of 

Hertford. 
The bailiff of Queen Philippa in her liberty of 
Tyndale. 

Mandate to the chancellor of Ireland or to him who supplies his place 
there to direct the king's ministers in that land, by writs under the seal 
used there, to cause David the son to have seisin of all the lands which his 



By K. on the 
information of 
the treasurer. 



29 EDWARD III. 



131 



1355. 



May 15. 

Westminster. 



May 15. 
Westminster. 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



May 10. 
Westminster. 



June 5. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 

father held in chief in that land whereof he was seised at his death in 
his demesne as of fee. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

Mandate to John Darcy of Knayth not to intermeddle with the lands of 
the inheritance of the said heir which are in his custody by the king's 
commission, to hold until the heir come of age. 

The like to John Stryvelyn. 

The like to Walter dc Mauny. 

To John Everard, escheator in Wilts. Order to deliver to Nicholas 
Burnel son of John Haudlo, whose homage the king has taken, the 
tenements taken into the king's hand by the death of his father, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death 
held in his demesne as of fee a messuage and a virgate of land in Fenny 
Sutton and the advowson of the church of that town, in chief by homage 
and fealty, and that Nicholas is his next heir and of full age. 

To Miles de Stapelton, escheator in the county of York. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Thomas de Metham, delivering up the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas at his death 
held no lands in chief in that bailiwick but that he held lands there of 
others than the king. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. The abbot of Peterborough has shown 
the king that although there are men sufficient for the office of coroner 
within the ab'oot's liberty, which contains a fourth part of that county, 
it is said, and that of the four coroners who ought to be in the county one 
has customarily been of the men resident in that liberty, from time otit of 
mind, yet the sherift' and other sheriffs, his predecessors, have chosen the 
four coroners from men residing twenty miles and more from the gaol of 
Peterborough to which the coroners must often come, to hear the con- 
fessions of persons appealed, to survey the bodies of the dead and to do the 
other things which pertain to that office, which coroners, excusing them- 
selves on account of the distance, do not care to come to exercise their office 
in that liberty : order therefore, if this is so, to cause a coroner to be 
elected from the men resident in the said liberty if one can be found 
sufficient, or elsewhere in geldable land near the said gaol, in place of one 
of the four coroners who may be less sufficient. 

To Henry Picard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of 
Waverle, of the Cistercian order, or to their attorney, a tun of red wine for 
the present year, in accordance with the king's grant to them of a tun of red 
wine to be received yearly in that port of the first wines there landed in the 
season of reek, to wit, between Christmas and the Purification, for the 
celebration of masses in the monastery of the abbey for the souls of the 
faithful departed. 

To John son and heir of John do Odyngseles. Order to pay to Roger de 
Bissepam what is in arrear to him of a yearly rent of Vds. id. and of 20s. 
for his robe from Michaelmas in the 27th year of the reign, of the issues of 
the manor of Piriton, until John come of age, until which time the king 
granted the custody of that manor to him, rendering yearly a certain ferm, 
as it has been found by inquisition that John de Odyngeseles, two years 
before his death granted to Roger a yearly rent of 13s. id. and a robe of the 
suit of his esquires, price 20.s., to be received of a moiety of his said manor 
at Christmas, for Roger's life, and that Roger was seised of that rent until 
the manor was taken into the king's hand by John's death and by reason 
of the minority of John the son. 



132 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 

June 6. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 26 — cnnt. 

To John de Sancto Laudo, escheator in Dorset. Order to cause 
Ralph Basset, kinsman and heir of Ralph Basset of Drayton, tenant in 
chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof the said Ralph was seised at 
his death in his demesne as of fee, as Ralph the heir has proved his age 
before John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Stafford, and the 
king has taken his homage for all the lands which Ralph held in chief and 



has rendered them to him. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county 

of Leicester. 
Walter de Monte Gomeri, escheator in the 

county of Nottingham. 
Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county 
of Lincoln. 



By p.s. [22802.] 



By the same writ. 



June 6. To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order to 

Westminster, take the fealty of Hugh son and heir of Gilbert de Ulseby in accordance 
with the form of a schedule enclosed and to deliver to him the lands taken 
into the king's hand by Gilbert's death, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Gilbert at his death held in his desmesne as of 
fee in that bailiwick a messuage, 20 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow and 
an acre of pasture in Beseby, of John son and heir of Adam de Welle, tenant 
in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, by knight service, and that Hugh 
is Gilbert's next heir and of full age, and at the time of Gilbert's death he 
was under age, and it is found by the certificate of the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer that the said lands have been in the king's hand from the 
time of Gilbert's death and that answer for the extent of those lands from 
the said time until now has been made in the account of Saier de 
Rocheford. late escheator in that county, and the king has rendered those 
lands to Hugh. 



May 19. 

Westminster. 

June 20. 
Westminster. 



Juno 12. 
Westminster. 



^[ay 12. 
Westminster, 



May 20. 
Westminster. 



ME3IBRANE 25. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Levere, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to cause two verderers for the forest of 
High Peak to be elected m place of Richard Folejambe and William Hally, 
deceased. 

To the sheriff" of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Thomas Lovet, who is so occupied upon the works 
in the king's castle of Rokyngham, with which he is charged, that he 
cannot be attendant upon the duties of his office. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
Queen Isabel or to her attorney 250/. for Easter term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to her of 1,500/. to be received yearly for life of the 
issues of the customs in that port and in the ports of London and Kynges- 
ton upon Hull, to wit, 500/. in each. 
The like to the following, to wit : — 
The collectors of customs in the port of London. 
The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

To Robert do Hadham, escheator in Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands taken into the king's hand by the death of Augustine 
Waleys, delivering up the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 



29 EDWARD 111. 133 



-jof^r. Meuihranc 25 — cant. 

inquisition taken by the escheator that Augustine at his death held no 
lands in chief, but that he held certain lands in that bailiwick of another 
than the king. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Roger de Leukenore, escheator in Surrey. 

Thomas de Morieux, escheator in Suffolk. 

May 24. To John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Stafford. Order to 

Weatniinster. cause Rhys (llesu) ap Grifiitz, whose homage the king has taken, and Joan 
his wife, to have seisin of the manor of Allerwas, and not to intermeddle 
further with the other manois taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Philip de Somervill, delivering up the issues of those manors, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Philip at his death 
held the manors of Allerwas, Whichenore, Briddeshall, Tunstall, Neubald 
and Tatenhull to himself and the heirs male of his body by ]\Iargaret his 
wife, by a fine levied in the king's coiirt, with remainder, in default of such 
heirs, to Rhys and Joan, and that the said manor of Allerwas is held in 
chief by the service of paying 10^ yearly of ancient ferm at the exchequer 
by the hands of the sheriff' of Stafford and lOO.s. of increase, and all the 
other manors aforesaid are held of others than the king. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Warwick. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the manor of Stokton, delivering up the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Philip de Somervill, at his death held that manor to himself and his heirs 
male by Margaret his wife, now deceased, by a fine levied in the king's 
court, Avith remainder in default of such heirs to Rhys ap Griffitz and Joan 
his wife, for Joan's life, that the manor is held of another than the king, 
and that Philip died without a male heir by Margaret. 

To Miles de Stapelton, escheator in the county of York. Like order not 
to intermeddle further with a capital messuage of the manor of Burton 
Anneys, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Philip de Somervill at his death held the said messuage for life of the 
grant of Rhys ap Griffitz, the elder, knight, and of Joan his wife, with 
reversion to them after Philip's death and to the heirs of Joan, and that 
the messuage is held of another than the king. 

INIay 20. To the sheriff' of Oxford. Order to deliver 151. 15s. of the ferm of the 

Westminster, town of Oxford to the mayor and bailiffs of that town, so that they may 
be able to answer therefor to the king, as Rober Lardiuer, late one of the 
bailiff's of Oxford, who received 15/. 15s. of the said ferm due for Easter 
term last, has been indicted for certain felonies, as the king has learned, 
and has been placed in exigent, and the 15/. 15.s. have been taken into the 
king's hand as forfeit by the sheriff', among the other goods and chattels 
which belonged to Robert, Avherefore the mayor and bailiff's have besought 
the king to cause the 15/. 15.s. to be delivered to them. By C. 

May 28. To Henry Pycard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 

Westminster, the port of London. Order to deliver to the abbot of St. Peter's, 
Westminster, and to the monks there for the morrow of St. Botolf next, a 
tun of wine of the king's prise of London or of the other wines of his 
household, in accordance with the grant of Henry III to them by charter, 
confirmed by the present king, of a tun of such wine to be received yearly 
at London for the celebration of divine service in their church. 



134 



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1355. 

June 6. 

Westminster. 



June 6. 
Westminster 



June 13. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 

To the mayor and gheriflfs of London and to Henry Picard, the king's 
butler. Order to take with them James de Beauford, controller of the 
king's household, and Edmund de Hogshawe, whom the king is sending to 
them for the purpose, and to inspect all cellars and other places of vintners 
and taverners and of others who store wine for sale or for their own 
consumption, and to enter the same in writing, and to cause the wine of 
the vintners and taverners found by them to be delivered to the magnates 
and other lieges about to set out for the defence of the realm, who need it 
and wish to have it, at the price ordained at another time for the sale of 
wine, and if the wine of the vintners and taverners does not suffice, to cause 
the wine of the others aforesaid beyond their own moderate and necessary 
consumption, to be taken and delivered as aforesaid, so that the king's 
progress may not be delayed beyond the appointed time, and if they find 
any concealing wine, they shall cause such wine to be taken into the king's 
hand as forfeit and kept safely until further order, certifying the king in 
chancery from time to time of the number of tuns of wine so arrested, the 
names of the owners and of all their action in the matter, as the vintners, 
taverners and others having wine for sale in that city, seeing the need of 
those about to set out, as aforesaid, of wine for their maintenance on the 
voyage, now put their wine at a much higher price than before the voyage 
was published, contrary to the ordinance of the king and his council upon 
the sale of wine made at another time. By K. 

[Feed era.] 

MEMBRANE 24. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to take with them John de 
Paddebury and Andrew de Guldeford, the king's yeomen, whom he is 
sending to them for the purpose, and to cause all inns, houses and places 
of armourers and others who have armour for sale in that city and its 
suburbs to be speedily examined, and to cause the armour to be appraised, 
taking into consideration the value of the metal, the work and the furniture 
and a moderate profit, by the advice of those having knowledge thereof if 
necessary, and to cause it to be sold to the magnates and other lieges about 
to set out for the defence of the realm, at a reasonable jorice, and if they 
find any armourers concealing or eloigning armour, they shall cause such 
armour to be taken into the king's hand as forfeit, and kept safely for his 
use, certifying him in chancery of the nature and value of such armour and 
of the names of the owners, as armourers and others in that city having 
armour for sale, seeing the need of those about to set out as aforesaid, now 
strive to sell all manner of armour in that city and its suburbs at an 
excessive price. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

To the collectors of the wool last granted in Northumberland. Order to 
cause all the wool, gold and silver which they are to collect by virtue 
of their commission, to be received at Newcastle upon Tyne and there 
delivered to the king's receivers thereof. 

To the same collectors. Order to cause all the wool of that county 
which the king has ordered them to collect according to the apportionment 
there of 20,000 sacks last granted, to be taken from time to time, as they 
are collected, to Newcastle upon Tyne and there delivered by indenture to 
the king's receivers of wool in that county, so that they may answer therefor 
to the king before the octaves of Martinmas next, or to be in person before 
the council at Westminster on the quinzaine of Martinmas next to answer 
for their damage, contempt and disobedience in the matter, and not to 
omit this upon pain of forfeiture. 



29 EDWARD III. 



135 



1355. 

June 15. 
Westminster. 



May 21. 

Westminster. 



July 1. 
The Tower. 



July 3. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

To the same collectors. Order to cause all the wool of the 20,000 sacks 
lately .ifrantotl according to the apportionment thereof in that county, and 
the gold and silver in lieu thereof which the king ordered them to collect 
and deliver to the receivers of the same, to be delivered by indenture to 
John de Dalton, Thomas Gorge of Dalton and John Camhous, chaplain, 
attorneys of John do Wesenham, whom the king has appointed to rocoive 
the said gold and silver for his use, in accordance with the form of previous 
orders. 

To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Crder to 
make a lawful pai-tition of a moiety of the manor of Orrcby with its 
members of Ingoldmels, Skegnes, Burgh, Wynceby and Wadyngton, except 
80 acres of meadow in that moiety, in the presence of Rhys (llesi) ap (Jriffitz 
and Joan his wife, daughter of Philip de Somervill, and of John de Stal'lbrd, 
to whom the king has committed at ferm the wardship of a moiety of the 
said lands falling to Maud daughter of Elizabeth late the wife of John de 
Stafford, Philip's other daughter, for her purparty, if they choose to attend, 
and to cause Rhys and Joan as the eldest of the inheritance to have seisin 
of the purparty falling to Joan, delivering the purparty falling to Maud 
together with the issues thereof to the said John to hold until she come of 
age, and to send that partition to be enrolled in chancery as is customary, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Philip, 
who held certain lands in chief in Northumberland at his death, held in his 
demesne as of fee the said moiety and members, except the said meadow, 
of another than the king, and that the said Joan and Maud are his next 
heirs, and that Joan is of full age and Maud is under age, and the king has 
taken Rhys's homage for the purparty of Joan, by reason of the offspring 
procreated between them, and has rendered that purparty to them. 

By p.s. [22789.] 

To Walter de Monte Gomeri, escheator in the county of Nottingham. 
Like order, ' mutatis unitandis,' to make a partition of a yearly rent of 10^. in 
Shelford, Stokebardolf, Gedlyng, Birton Jorce and Neuton Cotell, to cause 
Rhys and Joan to have seisin of the purparty of Joan etc. as above, as the 
king has learned etc. that Philip held the said rent in his demesne as of 
fee of another than the king, and that Joan etc. as above. 

To the sheriff' of Gloucester. Order to deliver to Thomas de Bradeston, 
whom the king lately appointed chief justice to hear and determine divers 
felonies, trespasses and excesses in that county and in Somerset, 10^. 
for twenty days in which he has been attendant upon that office in the 
time of Lent last. By K. and C. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the elder, constable of the Tower of 
London, or to his under-constable. Order to cause John Avenel, knight, 
lately arrested for certain causes and placed in the Tower under his custody, 
to be sent to the king's castle of Somerton, co. Lincoln, by one in whom he 
has confidence and for whom he shall answer at his peril, and delivered 
there by indenture to the king's clerk, Henry de Graystok, keeper of that 
castle, or to him who supplies his place, to stay in custody there until 
further order. The king has ordered Henry, or him who supplies his place, 
to receive John and keep him as aforesaid. By K. 

Mandate in pursuance to Henry or to him who supplies his place. 



June 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 23. 

To John Lovel, late sheriff" of Middlesex. Order to deliver by indenture 
forty bows and forty sheaves of arrows appointed for archers tried and 



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1355. 



June 20. 

Westminster. 



.Tune 18. 

Westmiuster. 



June 20. 

Westminster. 



June 20. 

Westminster. 



June 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

arrayed in that county for the king's service, and in the sheriff's custody, to 
Roger, yeoman of William Stury for the munition of the archers about to 
set out with him to the islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, Serk and Aurneye, 
so that the departure of those archers may not be postponed, as the king 
has ordained twenty archers of that county and twenty archers of Surrey to 
set out with Roger to those islands. By K. and C. 

To Richard Lacer. Order to deliver by indenture forty tunics, appointed 
at another time for archers chosen and arrayed for the king's service in 
Surrey and afterwards delivered to the keeping of John Randolf, deceased, 
whoso wife Richard has married, to Roger yeoman of William Stury for 
the clothing of the forty archers of Middlesex and Surrey about to set out 
with him in the king's service to the parts of the islands of Jernereye, 
Jereseye, Serk and Aurneye. By K. and C. 

To John de Kyngesdon, escheator in the Isle of Wight. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a messuage of William Baillif of Petresfeld 
in Brerdyng, delivering the issues thereof to the prior and convent of 
Brommore, as the king ordered the escheator to certify him why he had 
taken that messuage into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that 
he had ao taken it because it was found by inquisition of office taken by 
him that the said prior and convent, parsons of Brerdyng church, demised 
and alienated the messuage, built upon the soil of that church, to Peter le 
Boucher, whose daughter William has now married, without obtaining the 
king's licence, and the king considers the said cause insufficient. 

To Adam Fund and Peter de Grymesby, late fermors of the priory of 
Burstall, in the king's hand by reason of the war with those of France. 
Order to pay to Isabel the king's daughter or to her attorney the ferm 
which they are bound to render for the custody of that priory, from 
Michaelmas last to the day when they delivered the priory out of their 
custody to the said Isabel, by his order, to whom the king has granted that 
ferm for the said time, of his favour. By p.s. 

To Hugh fitz Symon, escheator in the county of Hertford. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands which were taken into the king's hand 
by the death of Elizabeth de Monte Acuto, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Elizabeth at her death held no lands 
in her demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, but that she held a messuage, 
180 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, 3 acres of pasture, 9 acres of wood, 
20s. rent and the services of four bondmen, cottars in Langeleye Abbas, 
for her life, in the name of dower after the death of William de Monte 
Acuto, her husband, of the inheritance of William de Monte Acuto, kinsman 
and heir of the said William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and that 
those lands are held of another than the king. 

To John de Keynes, escheator in the county of Northampton. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the manors and lands taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Ed[mundJ de Bereford, delivering up the issues thereof, 
except those of the manor of Stene, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Edmund at his death held jio lands in his 
demesne as of fee in chief in that bailiwick, whereby the wardship of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held the said manor of Stene 
and other manors and lands in that county for life, with reversion to John 
de Bereford, his son, and that the manor of Stene is held of the fee of 
Pynkenye, lately in the king's hand, by knight service, and all the other 
manors and lands are held of othei'S than the king, and on 8 March last 
the king, by letters patent, granted to Isabel his daughter the said fee 
with the fees pertaining thereto to hold for her life. 



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1355. 



Juno 23. 
Westminster 



Mi'tiihrcuii' 28 — cdiit. 

To Walter de Monte Gomeri, eschcator in the connty of Derby. Order 
not to intermeddle with the lauds taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Ed[niund] de Hereford, delivering up the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Ediuund at his death 
held no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief in that bailiwick, whereby 
the wardship of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

The like to John de Nowers escheator in the counties of Oxford and 
Berks. 

The like to John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Warwick. 

To William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
pleas before the king. Blanche late the wife of Thomas Wake of Lidcll the 
king's kinswoman, has besought him to provide a remedy, as lately before 
Henry Grene and his fellows, late justices appointed to liear and determine 
certain trespasses said to have been committed against her by Tliomas 
bishop of Ely and others, she recovered 900/. for her damages by reason of 
those trespasses, whereof the bishop was convicted before those justices, by 
inquisition of the country whereupon they placed themselves, and afterwards 
at her suit, the record and process of that plea were sent before the king- to 
have execution thereof, and although Blanche has frequently sued before 
those justices to have the execution of those damages against the bishop by 
writ of elegit in accordance with the form of the statute of Westminster 
the second, which is said to contain that every demandant in such case may 
choose to have execution either by writ of elet/it or by writ of jieri fariendo 
at will, yet the justices have hitherto delayed to grant such writ of eleii'tt to 
Blanche because such a writ has never been granted against a bishop after 
the making of the statute, although by that statute such a writ may be 
granted against anyone, without exception : order to view the record and 
process and the statute, and if they find the 900/. were recovered against 
the bishop as aforesaid, that execution thereof has not yet been made, and 
that the statute contains that demandants may have execution by either of 
the aforesaid writs, without exception of any person, then to grant a writ of 
eletjit to Blanche to levy the said damages notwithstanding that such an 
execution has not been previously granted against any bishop. 

Byp.s. [22820.] 



Membrane '2,1. 

July 1. To John de Nowers, escheator in the county of Oxford. Order to cause 

Westminster. John de Aylesbury, kinsman and heir of Philip de Aylesbury, tenant 
in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof the said Philip, his 
grandfather, was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as John has 
proved his age before John de Keynes, escheator in the county of Northamp- 
ton, and, for 40s. which he shall pay, the king has respited until Christmas 
next his homage for the lands which Philip held in chief, and has rendered 
them to him. 

The said 40s. /tare been paid- iti tlw hanaper. 
The like to the following, to Avit :— 

Hugh fitz Symon, escheator in the county of Hertford. 
Peter de Salford, escheator in the county of Buckingham. 

June 22. To Peter de Salford, escheator in the county of Buckingham. Order to 

Westminster, retain in the king's hand until further order a messuage and 2 bovates 
of land in Acle, Brehull and 15urstall and the bailiwick of the forestership 
of Bernewod, and not to intermeddle further with the other lands taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Edmund de Haudlo, delivering the 
issues thereof to Alesia late his wife, as lately at the suit of Edmund and 



138 CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1355. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 



Alesia, by their petition before the king and council in parliament, showing 
that whereas by a writ under the testimony of William de Thorp, then chief 
justice, the king ordered the sheriff of the said county to take into the 
king's hand the said borates and bailiwick, which are held in chief, and 
were then in the hands of Edmund and Alesia, so that answer should be 
made to the king for the profits arising therefrom until Edmund, then a 
minor, should come of age, the sheriff, exceeding that order, took into the 
king's hand the manor of Burstall of Edmund and Alesia, which is not 
parcel of the said bovates or bailiwick as it was said, and delivered the manor 
to Robert de Hadham to be kept for the king's use, the king appointed 
Nicholas de Bokelond and certain other lieges to take an inquisition upon 
the matter by the men of that county, and on its being afterAvards found 
by inquisition taken by those lieges that a certain part of the manor of 
Burstall, to wit, the site of the manor within a moat with ditches on the 
east, west and north and entry to the moat and garden adjacent, containing 
3 acres 1 rood ^ perch and 6 feet, which are worth nothing yearly beyond 
the reprise and GO acres of demesne land with appurtenances in three fields 
of IJurstall; to wit in a field called ' Frithfeld ' 30 acres, in a field called 
' Armegrove ' 15 acres, in a field called 'Northcroft ' 15 acres, 50 acres in a 
field of Burstall called ' la Vente ' and 25 acres of wood in Hulwode there 
whereof the yearly underwood is worth lO.s. according to the bounds thereof, 
2,8. 10(1. rent with the appurtenances of a certain cottage which William le 
Smyth holds in Burstall and the office of the bailiwick of the said forester- 
ship, which are all held in chief, are the said two bovates and bailiwick and 
are worth 67s. 10*/. in all issues, and that the residue of the manor of 
Burstall, to wit a plot without the moat in which a grange and a long stable 
are situate, and the garden adjacent containing 2 acres and a certain parcel 
within the moat and ditch on the south side of the moat, a new garden and 
the old garden adjacent, containing 3^ acres, with appurtenances as the 
boundaries run, and 84 virgates of land with appurtenances in Burstall con- 
taining 255 acres of demesne land, 58.s. 10(/. rent in Burstall, il. (is. Gd. rent 
in BrehuU and IBs. 5(1. rent in Acle which are held of the manor of Brehull, 
and a toft and a carucate of land in Burstall containing 120 acres of land of 
demesne and 24s. of rent and customs with appurtenances in Burstall, which 
are held of the prince of Wales as of his honour of Walyngford, are not parcel 
of the 2 bovates or bailiwick, and are worth yearly in all issues Idl. S.s. 8rf., 
the king ordered Robert de Hadham not to intermeddle further with the 
residue of the manor of Burstall or with the other premises which are not 
parcel of the said bovates and bailiwick, retaining in the king's hand until 
further order those which are the said bovates and bailiwick, and now 
it is found by inquisition taken by Peter that Edmund is dead and that 
at his death he held a messuage, 2 bovates of land, 622 acres 3^ roods of 
pasture, and 115.s. 5'/. rent in Acle, Brehull and Burstall, the bailiwick of 
the forestership of Bernwode with appurtenances, the manors of Burstall, 
Muse well, Adyngrave, Acle and Thomele, and 12 tofts, a carucate and 
10 acres of land and VOs. rent in Astclaydon, Botulclaydon, Middelclaydon 
and Ikford jointly with Alesia, to hold to themselves and Edmund's heirs 
by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the said messuage, 2 bovates 
of land and the bailiwick of the forestership are held in chief by the service 
of grand scrjcanty and all other the premises of others than the king. 

.July 15. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to pay by indenture to William do Notton, 

Westminster, one of the justices of oyer and terminer in that county, \ mark a day for 

his wages for fourteen days on which he has been attendant upon the 

premises, to wit in going to that county, staying there and returning thence, 

of the issues of the estreats of the session of those justices. By C. 



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1355. 

July 11. 
Westminster. 



June 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 22 — rant. 

To Hugh de Courteneye, earl of Devon, William de Shareshull, John de 
Stout'ord, William Daumarle, Richard de Birton, John Dabcrnoun, and 
Richard de JBraunkoscombe, guardians of the peace and justices of oyer 
and terminer in Devon. Order to desist from any further process against 
John Payn for certain felonies and trespasses in that county, and to stay 
the proclamation of exigents and outlawry against him for that cause, as 
for certain causes laid before the council the king wished to be informed upon 
the indictment of John and upon the process held thereupon, and ordered 
Richard do Braunkcscombe to send the said indictment and process with all 
things touching them, to the king under his seal, so that the king should 
have them fifteen days from Michaelmas and then do further what the law 
and custom of England require. 

To John Everard, escheator in Wilts. Order not to intermeddle further 
with the ferm of a messuage and 2 carucates of land in Westhacch in that 
bailiwick, restoring anything which he has levied thereof to John son of 
John de Moubray and to Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heir of John de 
Segrave, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John de Segrave at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee or in 
service in chief in that bailiwick, because long before his death he demised 
at ferm under a certain form to Richard de Kirkeby, parson of the chui'ch 
of Berewyk St. John, for Richard's life, the said messuage and land which 
he formerly held, and that the messuage and land are held of another 
than the king, and on 2i September in the 27th year of the reign the king 
took the fealty of the said John son of John for all the lands Avhich John 
de Segrave held in chief at his death, and rendered them to him and 
Elizabeth. 



MEMBRANE 21. 

July 3. To the bailift's of Weymuth. Order to deliver to Robert Clement of 

Westminster. Hamelhouk two boats with the wine, fish and other things therein, or the 
price thereof, to the value of 21Z. 10s. at which the ships and goods are 
appraised, in part satisfaction of the ship and wines from him taken, 
certifying the king in chancery before St. James the Apostle next of 
what they do thereupon, as lately, on its being found by inquisition taken 
at Robert's suit that John Tynard and Florus Fleure of St. Valery and 
John Mounstroill and Clays de Bak of the power of France, had attacked 
at sea near Sandwich during the time of the truces a ship of Robert called 
'la Xicltolaa' of Hook, price 5oZ. laden with 85 tuns of wine. 2 bales of 
* cordewane,' 2 bales of almonds and 2 bales of skins of budge, price 200/., 
whereof 4 tuns and a pipe of wine belonged to Robert, and the residue of the 
wine and merchandise to Richard de Crosedale, Henry de Sutton and John 
Taverner of Yarmoutli, taken Robert with the ship and goods, brought 
them to the town of St. Valery and done their will with the ship and 
goods, the king ordered the bailiffs to arrest all the goods of the said John, 
Florus, John and Clays and those of merchants and others of St. Valery 
and elsewhere of the power of France, and to keep them safely until 
further order, certifying the king in chancery of the nature, value and 
owners of the goods so arrested, and the bailiffs returned that by virtue of 
that order they have arrested a boat of Normandy price 60.s'. in which were 
5 pipes of French wine, price 20s. the. pipe, 100 fishes of 'congre,' price 
80.S., 1,000 cloves, price 20.s., and 80 ells of canvas, price 40.s., and 
they also arrested another boat, price SCs., in which were 8 pipes of French 
wine, price 18.s. the pipe, which ship and wine William Soydon has taken 
out of their arrest, and the king wishes to aid Robert in the recovery of 
his plundered ship and wine. 



140 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 

Aug. 6. 
Westminster. 



July 28. 
Westminster. 



.Tuly 22. 
Sandwich 



July 20. 

Westminster. 



Mewhranc 21 — anit. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
William de Mountsorell of those 5 marks by which he made fine with the 
king on 1 June in the 2Gth year of the reign to have licence to acquire the 
manor of Lodne, co. Norfolk, which is held in chief, as the king has par- 
doned William that fine of his favour. 

By p.s. which is on the file of the 26th year. [21842.] 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to deliver to Walter de Chiryton the crop 
of certain lands in Stretle for a price to be paid by him at the exchequer, 
as he has besought the king to order that crop to be delivered to him 
for the maintenance of himself and his children, for the price at which it is 
appraised, which price has been returned by the sheriff at the exchequer, 
and the lands and the crops have been taken into the king's hand by the 
sheriff for certain causes. 

To Master Bernard Brocas, controller of Gascony. Order to make 
himself ready immediately and to go to Gascony with Edward prince of 
Wales, the king's captain and lieutenant in that duchy, to stay upon his office 
and do what pertains to him, so that the office may not be ruled with 
improvidence through his absence, as the king has learned that the office 
is badly governed because he does not reside there as he ought, whereby 
the king has sustained no small damage, especially in the making of bills 
in those parts. By K. 

To the mayor and community of Oxford. Order to use and enjoy all 
the liberties granted to them by the king and his progenitors, and 
other by them lawfully used, except those granted by the king to the 
chancellor and university of Oxford, as the chancellor and scholars of the 
university and the said mayor and community have submitted to the 
king's will and disposition their goods and privileges upon the dissensions 
between them by reason of the last riot in Oxford, upon the reformation 
thereof and satisfaction for damages, and the king has taken into his 
hand the said liberties and privileges, and because he is not able at 
present to ordain as he proposes concerning the premises he has restored 
to the mayor and community all the liberties, privileges and customs 
granted to them and rightly used by them, to enjoy the same as they did 
before those liberties were taken into the king's hand, except the keeping 
of the assize of bread, Avine and ale, the correction and punishment thereof 
and the levying of the tines, amercements, profits and other things arising 
therefrom, and except the keeping of the assize, assay and survey of weights 
and measures in the town of Oxford and its suburbs and the punishment 
of offenders therein, and also except the power of enquiring concerning 
forestallers and regrators, putrid and otherwise unfit flesh and fish, and 
the punishment of the same, and except the punishment of scholars and 
laymen in the town bearing arms contrary to the statutes of the university 
and the forfeiture of the arms so carried and the banishment of obstinate 
delinquents who refuse to appear before the chancellor and stand to right in 
cases pertaining to his cognisance, and also except the preservation of the 
courts and streets of the town from filth and bad smells, to do which the 
chancellor or his vicegerent compels the men of the town, and except the 
assessing and taxing of the ministers and servants of the scholars, to wit 
their body servants, writers, limners and parchmenters, when any quotas 
are granted by the community of tlie town and levied there, all of which 
exceptions the king has granted by charter to the chancellor and his vice- 
gerent, reserving to the king the appointment of other matters contained 
in the said submissions, concerning which the king has not yet made order. 

[Ficili-ra.] By K. and C. 



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2355 MKMIiRASE 20. 

June 18. To John de Sancto Laudo, escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order 

Westminster, to cause Siiaon sou of Maud, third sister of Nichohis le Walssh, 
tenant in chief, to have seisin of the purparty fallin.i^ to hiui of Nicholas's 
inheritance, so that a fourth part of a rent in Athelardeston may be 
assigned to him in the form provided, retaining in the king's hand 
the purparties of Joan, Nicholas's sister, of John and of Cristina, 
until farther order, as on its being found by inquisition taken by 
John de Palton, then escheator in the said counties, that 2 messu- 
ages and a curtilage, H\ acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, 8 acres of 
pasture and 5s. 4^/. rent with appurtenances in Poditon and Westchikerel, 
CO. Dorset, and 26.s. 8^/. rent in Athelardeston, co. Somerset, and a 
moiety of certain lands in Hiwisshamfloure in the same county, had 
come into the king's hands by reason of the minority of Joan and 
Elizabeth; Nicholas's daughters and heirs, who died while under age and 
in the king's wardship, .Joan outliving Elizabeth, and that the rent in 
Athelardeston is held in chief by the service of a fourth part of a knight's 
fee, and all the other lands are held of others than the king, and 
that Alice, one of Nicholas's sisters, whom Walter Malet has married, Joan 
another sister, the said Simon, and Joan daughter of Edith, fourth sister 
of Nicholas, whom Nicholas le Swon has married, Lucy second daughter of 
Edith, whom John Chuket has married, Cristina, third daughter, whom 
John atte HuUe has married, and John son of Elizabeth, fourth daughter 
of Edith, were the next heirs of Joan daughter of Nicholas, and that the 
said Alice, Joan sister of Nicholas, Joan wife ot William and Lucy were of full 
age and the said Simon, John and Cristina were then under age, the king 
on 20 January in the 26th year of the reign ordered the then escheator to 
take the fealty of Walter, William and John Chuket for the purparties of 
Alice, Joan and Lucy their wives, taking security from them for paying their 
relief at the exchequer, and after dividing the said lands into four equal 
parts in the presence of the said heirs and parceners, to cause the said 
Walter and Alice, William and Joan and John and Lucy to have seisin of 
the purparties falling to them, retaining in the king's hand the purparties 
of Joan sister of Nicholas, Simon, John and Cristina until further order, 
so that the rent in Athelardeston should be assigned to each of the heirs 
and parceners in proportion, and Simon has now proved his age before the 
present escheator, the king has taken his homage and has rendered his 
purparty to him. By p.s. [22H15.] 

July 6. To William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 

Westminster, pleas before the king. Order to proceed to annul the outlawry against 
Hugh de Wrottesle, knight, if on viewing the record and process of his 
outlawry they find that he was outlawed on Thursday after St. ]3arnabas 
in the 28th year of the reign, or afterwards, in the county of 
Stafibrd, as Hugh has shown the king that whereas he was placed m 
exigent to be outlawed by processes made before those justices by an 
appeal which Katherine late the wife of L^hilip de Lutteleye made against 
him, by writ, for Philip's death, and also by another process by another 
appeal which Agnes late the wife of Philip de Whitemere made against 
him by another writ for the death of her husband, and he was afterwards 
outlawed' for that cause, and he has besought the king to order the 
outlawry to be annulled, as at the time of the promulgation of the same 
and previously he was in the king's service in Brittanny, and was there 
taken by the king's enemies in war, and it is clear that Hugh was in the 
said service and was taken and imprisoned on the said Thursday, and he is 
still a prisoner. By K. 



142 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 

.June 18. 

VVestminster. 



AujT. 16. 

Westminster. 



June 12. 

Westminster. 



July 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede 
the demand made upon the master or warden of the hospital of St. 
Bartholomew without Oxford for 7s. 6'/. of the first year of the three 
years' tenth and fifteenth last granted for the goods of the hospital 
in the town of Chirchecouele and elsewhere, co. Oxford, as the hospital is 
so slenderly endowed, as the king has learned by trustworthy testimony, 
that the goods thereof do not suffice for the maintenance of the master or 
warden and the poor of the hospital, and if it be charged with the tenths 
and fifteenths granted by the community of the realm the master will not 
be able to sustain the charges incumbent upon the hospital. 

To the arrayers in the county of York of the men at arms, hobelers and 
archers for the war of Scotland. Order to supersede the assessing and 
levying of men for that war in the town of KyngesJ;on upon Hull, and the 
exaction made upon the men of the town to find men at arms, hobelers and 
archers out of the town for that war, enjoining them to guard their town 
securely so that no danger may come to them by the attacks of enemies, 
whereby the king would have cause to punish them, as numbers of the 
men of the said town are with the shipping of the said town at sea with 
the king for the defence of the realm, and the residue staying in the 
town hardly suffice for the custody of the town against the attacks of the 
king's alien enemies, and if men were now taken out of the town or if 
the men there were compelled to find men to set out in the king's service the 
town will be in the greatest danger. By C. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of -John de Whethales, who is so weak and aged that he 
cannot execute the duties of the office. 

The like to the same sheriff to elect a coroner in place of Robert de Aston, 
who is so weak, etc. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William de Brynton of Lenn, who is so sick and aged 
that he cannot execute the duties of the office. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause two coroners for the town 
of Bedford to be elected in place of William Mey, deceased, and Robert 
Carbonel, who is detained by such sickness that he cannot exercise the 
duties of his office. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Like order, 'viiitatis wutavdis,' to cause tv,-o 
vcrdercrs to be elected for the forest of Kynefare in that county, in place of 
Philip de Luttele and Edmund de Haggeley, deceased. 



MEMBRANE 19. 

July 10. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle, or to him who 

Westminster, supplies his place. Order to cause the abbot of Westmmster to have eight 
does in accordance with the grant of Henry III to him of eight bucks to 
bo taken by the constable of W'yndesore castle yearly in "Wyndesore forest 
at the king's cost, and brought by him to Westminster on the eve of St. 
Peter ad Vincula, so that those who carry the venison shall blow their 
horns twice {facimt duas meneyaa) before the high altar of St. Peter, 
Westminster. 

June 24. To tlic sheriff of York. Order to cause the rents pertaining to the king's 

Westmniater. chapel near his mills without York castle and the arrears thereof to be levied 



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143 



1355. 



July 10. 
Westminster. 



Aug. G. 
Westminster, 



Aug. 5. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 15. 
Westminster. 



Memhranc 19 — cont. 

without delay and delivered to the warden of that chapel, as on its being 
found by inquisition taken by the sheriff that 18^/. yearly i-ent issuing from 
a messuage and 3 bovates of land in Colton which Thomas Ughtred the 
elder now holds, 18(/. yearly rent issuing from 4 bovates of land in Mylyngton 
which John Hunt of Stamford Bridge {de I'oiite lidli) and Agnes his wife 
now hold, 2s. yearly rent issuing from a messuage in the town of Stamford 
Bridge which William de Berlay now holds, and Qd. yearly rent issuing from 
a messuage and a croft with appurtenances in Sandhoton near Hemelsay 
which John de Barneby now holds were granted by former kings of England 
to the said chapel, for celebrating divine service there for the souls of the 
said kings, and the said rents have been concealed and withdrawn by Thomas 
for nine years last past, by John Hunt and Agnes for eight years last past, 
by William de Berlay for four years last past, and by John de Barneby for 
nine years last past, the king ordered the sheritt" to notify Thomas, John, 
Agnes, William and John to be in chancery on the quinzaine of Holy 
Trinity last to show cause why they should not pay the said rents and the 
arrears thereof to the warden of the said chapel, and although Thomas and 
the others were warned by the sheriff as he has returned, yet they did not 
come when called. 

To John Everard, escheator in Wilts. Order not to intermeddle further 
further with a virgate of land below the cover of Iwode, delivering the 
issues thereof to Queen Philippa, saving to the king the marriage of 
the heir if it ought to pertain to him, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Anastasia daughter of William 
de Harden, at her death held the said land in her demesne as of fee in that 
bailiwick, of Queen Philippa by grand serjeanty, to wit to keep the forester- 
ship of the west bailiwick of Severnak and rendering yearly to the said 
queen 2Gs. by the hands of the keeper of the castle and barton of Marle- 
bergh, and that John, Anastasia's son is her next heir and under age. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to keep safely 
for the king until further order the 29 tuns of woad arrested by them, as 
John Coterel and John Etherel, merchants of Lovayne, are bound to the 
king in a great sum of money, of the custom and subsidy of the wool lately 
taken over by them from the port of London lent to them by John Malewayn, 
then receiver of the said customs and subsidies, as he has testified in 
chancery, and now the king has learned that the mayor and bailiff's have 
arrested 29 tuns of woad of the said merchants in that town in the hands 
of Peter Curyng and Paul Ilergoleys, attorneys of John Coterel, at the suit 
of John Malewayn. 

To the mayor and bailiff's of Lenn. Order to permit foreign merchants, 
ship masters and mariners of parts beyond who are not of the king's 
enmity and whose ships have been arrested in the port of that town by 
virtue of the king's order, to cross from that port with their ships to their 
own parts without hindrance, although the king lately ordered the mayor 
and bailiff's to cause proclamation to be made that no one should betake 
himself to parts beyond without the king's licence, upon pain of forfeiture. 

To tlie sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause the implements of 
Edmund de Sancto Andrea, canon of th<3 priory of Newstead {de Xuvo Loco) 
in Shirewod, whom the king has retained upon the works in his palace of 
Westminster, which are in the said priory, and also those of certain 
carpenters about to come with Edmund for the said works at that palace, 
to be brought thither as Edmund shall direct him. By C. 



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1355. 

Aug. 28. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 27. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 19 — cotit. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Waterford. Order to permit 
merchants and others to weigh and lade and take from that port as much 
wool in one sack as the sack used anciently to contain there, after paying 
the ancient custom due thereon, and to discharge the merchants and 
their mainpernors of any greater sum for that custom, in accordance 
with the order of the king and his council. By K. and C. 

To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order to 
cause .John son and heir of Adam de Welle, tenant in chief, to have seisin 
of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne 
as of fee, as John has proved his age before the escheator and the king has 
given him respite until the Purification next for his homage and fealty for 
all the lands which his father held in chief, and has rendered those lands 
to him. By C. 

The like to John de Coupeland, escheator in Northumberland. 

Afterwards on 1 November following John did homage to the king for 
all the said lands. 



July 1. 

Westminster. 



July 3. 
WestminsUr. 



July 10. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 18. 

To Thomas de Berkele of Cubberle, escheator in the county of Gloucester 
and the adjacent march of Wales. Order to deliver a third part of a 
messuage of the manor of lledwyk in Magor in that march, 82 acres of 
land and pasture and lis. 5^^/. rent there, together with the issues thereof, 
to William de Luscote, to hold by the courtesy of England, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Alice, late William's 
wife, held the premises at her death in her demesne as of fee, in chief by 
knight service, and there is issue between her and William. 

To John Everard, escheator in Wilts. Order to take the fealty of 
Margaret late the wife of Eobert Martyn in accordance with the form of a 
schedule enclosed, and to deliver to her a moiety of the manor of Combe 
]^yset together with the issues thereof from the time of Robert's death, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert, 
at his death, held no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief in that 
bailiwick, but held the said moiety jointly with Margaret for their lives, 
by a fine levied in the king's court, with remainder to John, Margaret's 
.son, and the heirs of his body, and that the said moiety is held in chief 
by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee. 

To William de Overton, escheator in the county of Southampton. Like 
order, 'wtitatis nnitandia,' for the manor of Rokebourn, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert Martyn 
at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief in that 
bailiwick, whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, 
but held the said manor jointly with Margaret his wife, etc. as above. 

To the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order to cause 
the following matters to be observed in Ireland, and those which are to 
be published there to be proclaimed and observed, as it has been ordained 
by the king and his council that a sheriff shall be elected in each county 
of Ireland by the community of the county in the full court every year, who 
shall remain in that oftice for one year only, and shall exercise likewise 
the office of escheator in the county, and after the completion of a year 
from the time of entry upon such office, no sheritT and esclieator shall ho 
readmitted to those offices before he has accounted for the issues of the 



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145 



1355. 



July 20. 
Westminster, 



July 18. 
Northfleet. 



July 10. 
West m ins ter. 



Aug. IR. 
Westminster 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

offices at the exchequer of Dublin, and satisfied the king for what is due 
by him, that in every town in that land where there is a staple of wool, 
hides, wool fells and lead, a fit person shall be elected by the men and 
merchants of such town to be collector of the customs, to receive a fee for 
that office in accordance with the ordinance of the justiciary, chancellor, 
treasurer and others of the king's council in that land, that the sack of 
wool there shall contain no more and no less than it has done from time 
out of mind, and as much and no more shall be levied for the custom per- 
taining to the king as has been anciently levied, and that iron may be 
taken out of England to the said land by all who wish so to do, notwith- 
standing any statute, ordinance or order to the contrary. [Fcedera.] 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to induct Philip de Weston, late 
prebendary of Middelton in the conventual church of Wherwell in the 
diocese of Winchester, into the possession of the prebend of Alvythele in 
the king's free chapel of Bruggenorth in the diocese of Coventry and 
Lichfield, as William bishop of Winchester having examined and dis- 
cussed by the king's order the causes of the exchange between Thomas 
de IJrembre the king's clerk, late prebendary of Alvythele, and Philip of 
their prebends, in the king's name collated Philip to the prebend of 
Alvythele, void by Thomas's resignation, because- of that exchange, as 
appears by the bishop's letters patent directed to the king. 

To the vicar general of J. archbishop of York, in the archbishop's absence 
upon the king's service in remote parts, and to the clergy of the diocese 
of York. Order to ordain in their present congregation some competent aid 
both of men at arms and archers, to set out at the king's wages in 
the company of Thomas bishop of Durham for the defence of the church 
and realm against the king's enemies if they presume to enter the realm, 
and of wages for those men at arms and archers to be found by them 
tmtil they come to the bishop, and to pay wages to those men in due 
form, and because it is just that a common danger should be met 
by common aids, the king wishes all the exempt clergy of the said city and 
diocese having possessions and others not summoned to the said convocation 
to contribute pro rata to the charges so agreed, and they shall certify 
the king of the names of those who will not agree to their wishes and of 
their action in the matter, as the king has learned that the Scots, his 
enemies, purpose to invade the king's lands and demesnes in Scotland and 
his realm of England with all their power, having gathered a multitude of 
armed aliens, and to perpetrate homicides, destructions, burnings, and 
other evil deeds where possible unless the king meets them with force, 
and all, both clergy and laity, are bound to assist in the defence of the 
church and realm, and the archbishop is so occiipied upon the king's 
aflairs that he cannot proceed to the said parts ; for the king has ordered 
the said bishop to receive the said men and to lead them against the Scots 
with the others in his company. By K. and C. 

Vacated and nuthin;/ was done thereupon. 

To the collectors of the ancient custom in the port of Kyngeston ■ 
upon Hull. Order to pay to Tidemannus de Lymbergh or to his attorney 
25^. for Easter term last of the 50^. a year which the king granted to him 
and to John atte Wolde, now deceased. 

To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in Rutland. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Ryhale, delivering the issues thereof to Thomas 
de Holand and Joan his wife, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that Bartholomew de Burgherssh the elder, at his death, 
held the said manor of the assignment of the said Thomas and Joan at their 
will, in the name of his fee which he received from them. 



273 



K 



146 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



^qcr Membrane 17. 

July 16. To the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford. Order to cause the 250Z. — which 

Westminster, sum the king by assent of his council has appointed, in accordance with 
the submission made to him by the chancellor and scholars of the university 
of Oxford and the said mayor and bailiffs and the community of that town 
touching the disputes between them, that the scholars who suffered damage 
in the said disputes should receive from the said community, except John 
de Bereford, now in the king's prison as indemnification besides their goods 
and chattels carried away, which are in part restored to them and in part 
to be restored — to be assessed and apportioned among the men of the 
community of that town and its suburb who have offended in the matter, 
taking consideration of the amount of the fault of each and of their means, 
except the said John, and to cause the portions so assessed to be levied, 
and if the whole sum cannot be levied of the delinquents, then to cause 
the sum lacking to be apportioned among the other men of the town and 
suburb, that residue and the sum already levied, and to be delivered to the 
chancellor and scholars to be distributed among those who were injured, 
to arrest without delay all those whom they find rebelling against the 
levying of such portions and to keep them safely in prison until further order, 
certifying the king in chancery of the said apportionment and assessment. 
[Fmlera.] By K. and C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford. Order, to the end that restitution 
of the goods and chattels taken away may be made as quickly as possible, 
whereof a great part is said to be in the hands of divers men of that town, 
to make inquisition upon sight of these presents, by lawful men of that 
town, in whose hands the said goods are, whereof restitution has not been 
made, their nature, owners and value, and to cause all such goods to be 
taken out of the hands of those who detain them and delivered to the 
chancellor and proctors of the university to be restored to those who suffered 
damage, without delay, and if they find any detaining such goods to be 
rebellious in the matter, to arrest them and keep them safely in prison 
until further order; and because the king has learned that many persons 
of that town who are bound to contribute to the payment of the said 
indemnity, intend to eloign their goods and strive to do so, so that the 
satisfaction thereof may be delayed, order not to permit any men of the town 
to eloign their goods until full satisfaction has been made to those who 
suffered damage, in accordance with the ordinance, or until further order, 
punishing any who rebel in the form aforesaid. By K. and C. 

[Jbi(L] 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to receive all those of the community 
of Oxford indicted by reason of the dissensions between the town and 
university, who have chosen to surrender themselves to prison, and who 
have been previously named to him by the chancellor of the university and 
by Master Humphrey de Charleton, Master Lewis de Charleton and Master 
John de Carleton, the king's clerks, regents of the university, except John 
de Bereford, who is in prison, and Robert le Lardiner and to permit them 
to go at large, first taking from them mainprise and security to stand to 
riglit, without taking any fee from them by reason of such imprisonment 
and dismissal, as the chancellor and scholars, and likewise the mayor and 
bailiffs and the community of that town have submitted themselves to the 
king touching the disputes between them, to hear and determine which he 
has assigned certain justices, and the chancellor and reagents have requested 
the king: to order the release in this manner of all those of the said 
community who have been indicted upon the premises before the justices 



29 EDWABD III. 147 



1355. 



Membrane 17 — eont. 



and have chosen to surrender themselves to prison to stand to right and 
whom the chancellor and regents shall name to the sheriff, except the said 
John and Robert. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

July 2G. To the sheriffs of London. Order to permit Master Paul de Monte Florum, 

Sandwich, the king's clerk, to have respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next for 

all the debts due by him to the king. By K. 

Meinorandiini that on Friday the feast of St. Keuelm, to wit 17 July, 
Master Humphrey de Cherleton, doctor of theology, and John de Carleton, 
the younger, doctor of laws, on behalf of the university of Oxford, and John 
de Sancta Frideswida, mayor. Master John de Bedeford and John de Norton, 
burgesses of Oxford, on behalf of the community of that town, appearing 
before the king's council at Westminster in the council chamber near the 
exchequer, said that the masters and scholars of the university and the men 
of the town had held a conference at Oxford by the king's order touching 
satisfaction for damages inflicted upon the masters and scholars by the 
men of the town in the last riot at Oxford, as in houses broken and 
burned, books and other things carried away, and other trespasses upon the 
persons of the masters and scholars, but they could not agree, the said 
mayor and burgesses asserting that the sum demanded of them was 
intolerable, although it seemed too small to the masters and scholars, 
whereupon they besought the council to make order upon the premises 
according to the submission of both parties to the king and council ; and 
the council ordained that the men of the community, except John de 
Bereford, who is in prison, and Robert Lardyner, should be bound to pay 
250/. to the masters and scholars injured for the reformation of the injury, 
except death and mayhem, beyond the goods and chattels taken away, 
which should be restored, the 250/. to be apportioned among the men of 
the town and its suburb who were guilty in the matter in accordance 
with the extent of the delict and with their means, except the said 
John and Robert, and if the entire sum could not be levied of the 
delinquents on account of their want, what was lacking should be paid 
by the others of the community by due apportionment among them, and 
the whole should be delivered to the chancellor and proctors of the 
university to be distributed among those who suffered damage according 
to the good deliberation of the university, and upon this the council enjoined 
the said mayor and burgesses to go to Oxford and pay the sum adjudicated 
or make security to the chancellor, masters and scholars to pay it before 
Monday after St. James the Apostle next at certain times to be agreed upon 
by the parties, and for that reason John de Bedeford and John de Norton 
were released from the Marshalsea prison, where they were detained 
because of the riot, at the supplication of Humphrey and John de Carleton, 
to the bail of the said mayor, Robert Meuk and John Dymmok, until the 
next session of the justices appointed to hear and determine all the felonies 
and trespasses committed in the said riot, upon condition that payment or 
security should be made in the form aforesaid, else John de Bedeford and 
John de Norton should be surrendered to prison before the third day after 
St. Peter ad Vincula following ; it was also ordained with the assent of 
Humphrey and John de Carleton that all persons of the town and 
suburbs of Oxford indicted for the said felonies and trespasses who had 
chosen to surrender themselves to prison to stand to right, and all others 
who are imprisoned for that cause, whom Humphrey and John de Carleton 
should name, except John de Bereford and Robert Lardyner, should be 
demised at bail to sufficient persons who would mainpern to have them 



148 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1355. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 



before the said justices to stand to right in the form aforesaid, and that all 
goods and chattels found by inquisition or otherwise to have been taken 
from the masters and scholars in the said conflict by the men of the 
town and its suburbs, should be delivered to the chancellor and proctors 
of the university to be restored to the owners. 
[Fwdera.] 

Menioranduiii that the said ordinance was made before John archbishop 
of York, the chancellor, and William bishop of Winchester, the treasurer, 
Thomas de Brembre, keeper of the privy seal, David de Wollore, keeper of 
the chancery rolls, Henry de Ingelby, clerk, and others of the king's 
council being present there. 

llbid.] 

MEMBRANE 16. 

July 14, To Edward, prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, or to 

Westminster, his justice of Chester or to him who supplies the justice's place there. 
Order to direct their ministers in the county of Chester by writ of the Earl 
under the seal used there to supersede the exigents and the promulgation 
of waiver against Isabel de Hampton, by a mainprise, pending the business 
of correcting an error in the matter, and he who supplies the justice's place 
shall send this writ and the king's other writ and the record and process 
upon the matter before the king on the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, 
as lately at Isabel's suit, showing that a manifest error arose in a plea 
between Thomas de Ardene and herself that she should render account 
to Thomas for the time when she was receiver of his money, when it 
was decided that she ought to be distrained to account, both in the 
record and process of the suit and in the rendering of the judgement, the 
king ordered the prince and others to send the same record and process 
with all things concerning it before him on certain days now past or to 
show cause why they should not do so, and subsequently because they did 
not take heed to obey this order the king newly ordered them to send the 
record and process etc. before him so that he should have them fifteen days 
from Michaelmas next, that after inspection he might be able to do what 
the law and custom of England require, and Isabel has informed the king 
that she is put in exigents to be waived in that county because she did not 
come before the prince and others to account, notwithstanding that the writ 
returnable before the king on the said quinzaine was delivered to him 
who supplies the justice's place, and she has besought the king to provide a 
remedy, and after the livery of the writ made to the one supplying the 
justice's place at Westminster, which he has received in chancery there, the 
execution of any process previously begun upon the premises cannot continue, 
pending the discussion of error, and Isabel has found the following main- 
pernors before the king in chancery, Roger de Gaddesby, and William de 
Gaddesby of the county of Leicester, and John de Newenham. parson of 
Ekyngton church, of the county of Northampton, who have undertaken to 
have her before the king on the said quinzaine to pursue the said error 
and to do and receive what the king's court shall determine. By C. 

To the same. The like order with respect to an error in the record and 
process and in the rendering of judgment in a plea between Thomas de 
Arderne and Isabel de Hampton and Thomas son of William de Veuables 
for a trespass committed upon Thomas de Arderne by the said Thomas son 



of William and Isabel, whereof Isabel was convicted" by inquisition of the ^fe 



country whereupon she placed herself. By C. 



29 EDWARD III. 



149 



1355. 
Aug. 8. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 4. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 6. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 8. 

Pt)rt*iuouth. 



Membrane 16 — cnnt. 

To John (le Keynes, escheator in the couniy of Northampton. Order to 
cause John de Nowers, kinsman and heir of Grace de Nowers, tenant in 
chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof Grace was seised at her death in 
her demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age before Hugh fitz Symon, 
escheator in the county of Hertford, and for A mark which he has paid the 
king has respited until Christmas next his homage for all the lands which 
his said grandmother held in chief, and has rendered those lands to him. 

The s((i<l i mark has hi'cn jiaid i)i the hanaiier. 

The like to Peter de Salford, escheator in the county of Buckingham. 

To John de Bokyngham, keeper of the wardrobe. Order to allow 3i5Z. 9s. 6(/. 
to John Hakelut and Agnes his wife in their ferm for the wardship of 
two-thirds of the lands late of Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, 
formerly husband of Agnes, according to their petition as of the lands 
which belonged to the said earl in the king's hand by reason of the 
minority of the earl's heir, and reserved to the king's wardrobe, by 
the judgment of the king's court, before the justices of the Bench, 
they recovered 35Z. 9s. 6^/. a year for Agnes's dower of the lands 
which belonged to the earl, lately alienated by the earl to Thomas West, 
knight, which the said heir is bound to warrant to Thomas, and 
after the lapse of a year from the time of that recovery, certain 
lands to the said yearly value of the inheritance of the said heir, in 
the king's hand, were assigned to John and Agnes by the king according 
to the said recovery, and they received nothing for Agnes's dower for 
the year between the recovery and the assignment. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to inspect the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer and of the 
king's receipt touching all debts due by the king to William de la Pole the 
elder, and to cause all the sums of money which they find to be due from the 
king to him before 20 November last to be cancelled, to revoke the letters, 
bills and assignments made to him for those debts and cause them to be 
surrendered at the exchequer, as William on the said day of his free will 
released the king of all debts in which the king is bound to him for money 
lent or otherwise. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to go to the town of Grymesby and to receive from the mayor and bailiffs 
of that town a little boat there and the wool found therein, after causing 
them to be appraised in the presence of the said mayor and bailifis, and to 
dispose thereof for the king's advantage, delivering a fourth part for their 
pains to those who arrested the boat, as the said mayor and bailiffs have 
informed the king that they and certain others of that town, learning 
that certain Flemings in their ship in the River Hunibre near Grymesby, 
had come to take away wool from England without paying the custom 
or subsidy thereon, went in a certain ship to the said Flemings when in 
the river aforesaid, to make scrutiny in the matter, and found 5 pockets of 
wool not customed or coketted laded in a little boat in that river to be 
taken- to parts beyond, which wool they arrested together with the boat ; 
for the king has ordered the mayor and bailiffs to permit the collectors to 
appraise the wool and boat and to deliver the same to them by indenture. 



Membrane 15. 

April 8. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the 

Westminster, port of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, 

or to his attorney 90^. Hs. 2^(1. for Easter term last, in accordance with the 



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1355. 



April 26. 

Weetniinster. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

king's grant to him of 180?. 16.s. 5^'l. yearly of the issues of the customs in 
that port, the residue of iOOl. yearly which the king granted to him 
and to the heirs male of his body until certain lands which others then 
held for life with reversion to him, should come into his hands. [See at 
j)a(je 14 above.] 

To the same. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, 
or to his attorney 37?. lis. for Easter term last, in accordance with 
the king's grant to him of 151. 2.s. to be received yearly of the issues of the 
customs in that port until a third part of the manors of Staunford 
and Grantham shall come into his hands by the death of Joan late the wife 
of John de Warrenna, earl of Surrey. [See at page 14 aboce.] 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to the said earl or to his 
attorney 1001. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him and to the heirs male of his body of 200?. to be received yearly of the 
ferm or issues of that city, until certain lands which others hold for life with 
reversion to him come into his hands. 

The like to the sheriff of Essex to pay 50?. to the earl for the said term. 

To the sherilif of Northampton. Order to pay to the said earl or to 
his attorney 10?. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him and his heirs for ever of 20?. to be received yearly of the ferm or 
issues of that county. 

Memorandum that on 28 September the said earl had five other writs 
under the same form for paying his fee to him for Michaelmas term. 

To William de Stury, keeper of the islands of Gerneseye, .Jereseye, Serk 
and Aureneye, or to him who supplies his place there. Order to deliver to 
John de la Launde of Gerneseye, the king's yeoman, the office of bailiff 
of Gerneseye, as on 23 April in the 14th year of the reign the king granted 
that office to John to hold during good conduct, so that he should not be 
amoved without good cause, receiving the customary wages and fees, 
and now he has besought the king to order that office to be restored 
to him, as it was taken into the king's hand by pretext of a felony for 
which he abjured the said islands, which felony and abjuration the king 
has pardoned, and the king of his special favour has restored that office 
to John. By K. on the information of -John de Bello Campo. 



MEMBRANE 14. 

July 4. "^^ Miles de Stapelton of Hathelsey, escheator in the county of York. 

Westminster. Order to deliver to Margaret late the wife of William son of ^^ illiam de 
Ros of Hamelak, tenant in chief, the knights' fees which the king 
has assigned to her, as of the fees which belonged to William at 
his death, which were taken into the king's hand by reason of his death 
and of the minority of his heir, the king has assigned the following 
to Margaret to hold in dower, to wit: an eighth part of a fee in Yolton in 
that county, which Elizabeth late the wife of William de Ros of Yolton 
holds, extended at 4?. yearly ; an eighth part of a fee in Yolton in the 
same county, which Robert de Yolton holds, extended at 4?. yearly ; a 
fiftieth part of a fee in Lynton in the same county, Avhich Elizabeth late 
the wife of William de Ros of Yolton holds, extended at 8x. yearly ; a 
fourteenth part of a fee in Aclum in the same county, which John de 
lUrthorp and . . . his wife, late the wife of William Crok hold, extended 
at 5."!. yearly ; a twenty-eighth part of a fee in Aclum in the same county, 



29 EDWARD III. 161 



1355. Membrane 14 — cont. 

which John de Rillyngton holds, extended at 4s. yearly ; a fifth part of a 
fee in Aclum in the same county which John Levenyng holds, extended nt 
40n. yearly; a fourth part of a fee in Lepyngton in the same county, 
which John de Melsa holds, extended at lOO.s. yearly ; a third part of a fee 
in Levenyng and Aclum in the same county, which Geoffrey Trushut 
holds, extended at il. yearly; a fiftieth part of a fee in Rillyngton in tlie 
same county, which William son of Thomas le Clerc holds, extended at 
ISs. id. yearly ; a hundred and fiftieth part of a fee in Rillyngton in the 
same county, which John de Sancto Ivone holds, extended at 5.s'. yearly ; 
a sixty-fifth part of a fee in Rillyngton in the same county, which Robert 
son of Alice late the wife of John de Langethwayt holds, extended at (is. 
yearly ; a ninth part of a fee in Slodmere in the same county, whicli 
Richard le Scrop holds, extended at lOUs. yearly ; a fee in Tibethorp in the 
same county which John de Depeden holds, extended at 10^ yearly ; a 
fourth part of a fee in Stilyngtlete in the same county, which John de 
Gray holds, extended at 100s. yearly ; a three-hundredth part of a fee in 
Wartre in the same county which John de Lepyngton holds, extended at 
2.S'. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Touthorp in the same county which 
Ralph de Nevill holds, extended at 100s. yearly ; a twenty-first part of a 
fee in Bubwith in the same county which John son of John de Melsa of 
Billyngeye holds, extended at bOs. yearly ; an eighth part of a fee in 
Heselarton and Hcakelthorp in the same county, which Thomas de 
Heselarton holds, extended at 100s, yearly ; a fee in Brakene in the same 
county which Gerard de Insula holds, extended at 40 marks yearly ; a 
twentieth part of a fee in Wartre in the same county, which the heir of 
William do Houton holds, extended at 50.s. yearly ; a three hundred and 
seventy-second part of a fee in Wartre in the same county which the heir 
of Adam Freman holds, extended at 8.s. yearly ; a hundred and ninety- 
second part of a fee in Wartre in the same county which John son of 
William Dagoun holds, extended at Cs. 8'/. yearly ; a fourth part of a 
fee in Kibelyngcotes and Etton in the same county, which Adam de 
Everyngham holds, extended at lOO.s. yearly ; a twelfth part of a fee in 
Middelton in the same county which John son of John de Cave holds, 
extended at 100.s. yearly ; a twelfth part of a fee in Middelton in the 
same county which Thomas de Sutton and Agnes his wife late the 
wife of Robert de Middelton hold, extended at lOGx. 8'/. yearly, a thirty 
second part of a fee in Middelton in the same county which William, son 
of Serlo holds, extended at 20.s. yeaidy ; a sixteenth part of a fee in 
Middelton in the same county which Richard son of Thomas Ward 
holds, extended at 50.s. yearly ; a thirty second part of a fee in Middelton 
in the same county which the prior of Watton holds, extended at 26.s. 8^/. 
yearly; a ninety sixth part of a fee in Garton in the same county which 
William de Lynton and Alice daughter of Peter le Ferrour his wife hold, 
extended at 6.s. yearly ; a ninety sixth part of a fee in Garton in the same 
county which the heir of Robert Mareschal holds, extended at 4.s. yearly ; 
a thirty second part of a fee in Methelburn in the same county, which Hugh 
son of William Bykernoll holds, extended at 18s. 4(/. yearly; a sixteenth 
part of a fee in Hungerton and Barkeby, co. Leicester which the master 
of the house of St. John, Leicester, holds, extended at lOs. yearly ; a third 
part of a fee in Aslaghby and Repynghale, co. Lincoln which the prior 
of Everdon holds, extended at 50.s. yearly ; an eighth part of a fee in 
Messyngham, co. Lincoln, which the abbot of Louth Park (tie I'arco 
Lutle) holds, extended at IBs. Ad. yearly ; a sixtieth part of a fee in Holby 
and Stillyngtlete, co. Lincoln, which the prior of Norton holds, extended 
at 8.S. yearly, and a moiety of a fee in Greynham, co. Lincoln, which the 
prior of Newstead {de Xoco Loco) holds, extended at 60.<!. yearly. 



152 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 



July 1. 
Rotherhithe. 



July 24. 
Winchelsea. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Like order 
to deliver to Margaret late the wife of William son of William de Ros of 
Hamelak, tenant in chief, the said fees in Aslaghby, Repynghale, 
Messyngham, Holby, Stillyngflete and Greynham, which the king has 
assigned to her as aforesaid. 

The like to John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Leicester, to 
deliver to Margaret the sixtieth part of a fee in Hungerton and Barkeby. 

To Miles de Stapelton of Hathelsey, escheator in the county of York. 
Order to deliver to Mai-garet late the wife of William son of William 
de Ros of Hamelak, tenant in chief, the advowson of Kirkeby Misperton 
church, extended at 80Z. yearly, which the king has assigned to her to hold 
in dower of the advowsons which belonged to her husband. 

To the justices of the Bench. Although lately at the suit of Thomas de 
Passcle the king ordered the sheriffs of Buckingham, Kent and Sussex, by 
divers writs now returned before the said justices, to place John de Molyns 
under safe pledges to be before them on certain days contained in the writs, 
to answer wherefore though the king several times ordered John upon pain 
of 1,000Z. to send all the presentments and indictments made upon Thomas 
both before John and his fellows, and before Geoffrey de Say and John and 
their felloAvs, justices of oyer and terminer in Kent and Sussex, and to send 
the records and processes held thereupon with all the things touching 
them, said to be in John's custody, to the king in chancery under his 
seal, or to be before the king on a certain day now past to show cause 
why he contemned to obey the said orders, and also to show cause why the 
1,000^. should not be levied of his lands and chattels and answer made to 
the king therefor, the said John, despising the said orders, took no 
heed to send the indictments, records and processes to chancery, or to 
appear there or to return the king's orders, yet for certain causes the 
king orders the justices to supersede making further process against 
John by pretext of those orders, revoking without delay any judicial writs 
made by them to the sheriffs to take John. By K. 

To John Everard, sheriff of Wilts. Order to expend up to 20Z. in repairing 
and amending the defects of the houses in the castle of Old Sarum by the 
view and testimony of Bartholomew de Bradden, clerk, and to buy and 
purvey hay and fodder for the maintenance of the king's beasts in his park 
of Claryndon up to the value of 15/. by the view and testimony of the same 
Bartholomew. By C. 



July 16. 

Westminster. 



July 30. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 13. 

To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland. Order to deliver to the 
bishop of Ossory the temporalities of his bishopric, of the king's special 
favour, as the said bishop has submitted himself to the king for contempts, 
trespasses and excesses, for which he was impeached in the king's court in 
Ireland and for which the said temporalities were taken into the king's 
hand, and the king has considered that those temporalities have been in his 
hand a long time for that cause, that the temporalities have been much 
damaged and wasted during that time, and that the bishop had nothing 
thenceforth of his own wherewith to live properly. By K. 

To the warden and Friars Minors of Oxford. Request to admit brother 
William de Prato, a native of France, to their house, to stay and study 
there, and to aid and advise him, provided that he conduct himself suitably, 



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153 



1355. 



Aug. 21. 

Westminster, 



Aug. 20. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 6. 
Fortsmouth. 



Sept. 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

as he has besought the king to provide for his security during his stay in 
the reahn so that he may not be molested on account of his nationahty, as 
he has come to England at the command of the superiors of his order to 
study in the university of Oxford until he obtains the estate of a master in 
theology, and the king is willing to grant his petition at the request of 
Queen Isabel, who has undertaken that he has come to the realm for the 
said cause and for no other and that he will attempt nothing to the king's 
prejudice. By K. 

To the chancellor of the university of Oxford or his commissary 
and to the proctors of the university. Request to treat the said William 
kindly and to cause him to be so treated, restraining those who do the 
contrary. By K. 

To William de Overton, escheator in the county of Southampton. 
Order to cause Roger son of John de Shelvestrode, kinsman and heir of 
Eva de Sancto Johanne, who held by knight service of the heir of 
AVilliam de Roos of Hamelak, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, 
to have seisin of all the lands which Eva held of the said heir in her 
demesne as of fee, at her death, as Roger has proved his age before Roger 
de Leukenore, escheator in Sussex, and the king has respited his fealty 
until Easter next because he is in the king's service in the north. 

To William de Daubeneye, keeper of the priory of Iselham and Lynton, 
CO. Cambridge, or to William de Clopton, supplying his place there. Order 
to permit brother John de Witleseye, the younger, monk of the monastery 
of Thorneyc, to hold and exercise the cure in the spiritualities pertaining to 
that priory of Lynton, and to cause necessary maintenance to be supplied to 
him and his servants, as in recompense for the possessions lost by William 
de Daubeneye in Britanny by reason of the king's service, the king granted 
to him the custody of the said priories and of all the lands and possessions 
pertaining thereto, in his hand by reason of the war with his adversaries of 
France, to hold so long as the priories should remain in the king's 
hand without rendering anything therefor, so that he should find proper 
maintenance for the priors and monks there as long as he held that custody, 
and Thomas bishop of Ely, the diocesan, has now conferred the priory 
of Lynton, being void and pertaining to his collation for this turn, upon 
the said John, and has instituted him as prior. 

To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order 
to take a simple seisin in the king's name within the gate of the 
abbey of Bardenay, void by the death of Roger, the last abbot, and 
not to intermeddle further with the abbey or its appurtenances, amoving 
the king's hand from any temporalities which he has taken for that cause, 
and restoring the issues thereof to the prior and convent, as the king 
granted to the prior and convent there that they should have the custody of 
the abbey and all its temporalities at every voidance, with full administration, 
saving to the king the knights' fees and advowsons of the abbey during 
such voidance, rendering to the king in every voidance lOZ. for the first 
month and pro rata for a longer time, and that no escheator or other 
minister of the king should intermeddle with the custody of the abbey or of 
its possessions by reason of a voidance, except to take a simple seisin in 
the form aforesaid, and that done, to depart without taking fealty or 
recognisance from any tenant of the abbey or other person. 

To Peter de Salford, escheator in the county of Bedford. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Fletwyk, restoring the issues 



154 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 



Sept. 20. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 22. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 23. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

thereof to .Joan late the wife of David de Fletwyk, knight, the younger, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that David de 
Fletwyk, knight, at his death, held no lands in his demesne as of fee in 
chief in that bailiwick, but that long before his death he granted that 
manor by charter to the said Joan, to hold for her life, and that the manor 
is held of another than the king. 

To John de Keynes, escheator in the county of Northampton. Order to 
cause Thomas son and heir of Isabel Byfle, who held by knight service of 
the heir of Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, tenant in chief, a 
minor in the king's wardship, to have seisin of all the lands whereof Isabel 
was seised in her demesne as of fee and which are held of the said heir ; as 
Thomas has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his 
fealty for all the lands which his mother held at her death of the said heir 
as aforesaid aud has rendered those lands to him. 

To Roger de Leukenore, escheator in Surrey. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Wodeton, delivering up the issues thereof, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas 
Latymer at his death held the said manor to himself and the heirs of his 
body of the gift of William Latymer, knight, with reversion in default 
of such heirs to William and his heirs, that Thomas died without an 
heir of his body, and that the manor is held of another than the king. 

To Henry Pycard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of London. Order to deliver to Nicholas de la Despense, the king's 
yeoman, a tun or two pipes of Gascon wine between Martinmas last and 
the Purification next, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 
8 August last for his good service to the king and to Queen Philippa, of a 
tun or two pipes of such wine, to be received yearly as aforesaid, for his 
life. 



July 8. 
Westminster. 



Sept. IG. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 30. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 12. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Edward prince of W'ales, duke of Cornwall 
and earl of Chester, or to his attorney, 500 marks for Michaelmas term last, 
as in recompense for 1,000 marks which William de Monte Acuto, earl of 
Salisbury, receives yearly under a certain form of the issues and profits of 
the stannary in Cornwall and of the stampage of that stannary, which 
the king granted to the said prince, and because it behoves the prince to 
incur great expenses beyond what was customary and in aid of the proper 
maintenance of his estate, the king granted to him 1,000 marks to be 
received yearly of the customs in that port so long as the earl of Salisbury 
receives the 1,000 marks aforesaid. 

To the sheritt" of Southampton. Order to supersede any process begun 
against Richard de Upham of Aulton for a trespass in selling wine beyond 
the price ordained by the king and his council and contrary to the 
proclamation, as at the supplication of Queen Philippa the king has 
pardoned him the said trespass. By p.s. [22886.] 

To the justiciary aud chancellor of Ireland. Order to cause the following 
ordinance to be observed and full and speedy justice to be done to the 
parties complaining, notwithstanding any previous orders to the contrary 
so that no one may have cause hereafter to complain for lack of justice, as 
certain lieges of the community of Ireland have shown the king that whereas 



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29 EDWARD III. 



155 



1355. 



Sept. 20. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 
Westiuinster. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

they have sustained several damages for a great while because their lands 
have been taken into the king's hand without reasonable cause in name of 
distraint because of trespass or alienation without licence, and they have not 
been able to recover possession thereof, although they duly sued before the 
justiciary, chancellor and others of the council in that land, and also because 
errors which are pretended to have occurred in the records and processes of 
pleas held before the justices and other courts and places in that land and in 
the rendering of judgments, cannot be corrected in the parliaments in that 
land, nor can justice be otherwise d(jne without seeking a remedy in England, 
whereby they are reduced to great misery and want through the labour and 
expense entailed and some are completely disinherited, wherefore those 
lieges have besought the king to provide a remedy, the king has therefore 
ordained that full justice according to the law and custom of England and 
of Ireland shall be done for all lands in Ireland taken into the king's hand 
by the justices, escheators, or other ministers without an order under 
the king's seal, to those who will sue before the justiciary and chancellor 
for those lands out of the king's hand by due and lawful process, notwith- 
standing any previous orders to the contrary under the great or privy seal 
of England, and at the suit of all who wish to complain of errors in 
records and processes before any justices or other ministers, the rolls of 
those records and processes shall be brought into the parliaments to be held 
in that land by the justices or ministers concerned and shall there be 
diligently examined and any errors found therein duly corrected. 

[Fcedera.] By K. and C. 

To .John Everard, escheator in Wilts. Order not to intermeddle further 
with the manor of Estcourt in Heghtredebur', delivering the issues thereof 
to Margery late the wife of William de Eoos of Hamelak, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Bartholomew de 
Burgherssh at his death held the said manor of Margery's demise, with 
reversion to her. 

To Richard Hody, escheator in Devon. Order to assign dower to Isabel 
late the wife of Henry de W^ilyngton, whose oath the king has taken that 
she will not marry without his licence, of the manors of Stok Ryvers and 
Ridelcombe, in the presence of the keeper of those manors or of him 
who supplies his place, if he choose to attend, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Reynold de Wilyngton held the 
said manors, except 40 acres of wood in the manor of Ridelcombe, for his 
life, of the inheritance of .Tohn son and heir of the said Henry, a minor in 
the kings wardship, of the demise of Henry, and that Isabel was married 
to Henry before the demise of the manors to Reynold. 

To Reynold atte Dyk, escheator in Kent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Plumpstede, delivering the issues thereof to 
Elizabeth late the wife of P)artholomew de Burgherssh, the elder, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Bartholomew 
at his death held the said manor jointly with Elizabeth, to themselves and 
J^artholomew's heirs, and that the manor is held of another than the king. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool hides and wool fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Queen Philippa or to her attorney 500/. for 
Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 1,000^ 
to be received yearly for life of the first money arising from the issues of 
the new and old customs and of the subsidies in that port, iu recompense 
for the castle, town and honour of Pontefract, their knights' fees, advowsons 
and appurtenances, which he granted to her to hold in dower, and after for 
life, and which she surrendered entire into his hands. 



156 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To the collector of the petty custom in the port of London. Order to 
pay to Queen Philippa or to her attorney 891 marks o.s. 9f^. for Easter and 
Michaehnas terms last, in accordance with the king's grant to her of that 
sum to be received yearly of the issues of the petty custom in that port, for 
the maintenance of the king's children, so that if the money of the said 
custom should not amount to that sum the queen should receive what 
was lacking of the issues of the great custom in the same port. 



Oct. 1. 

Wi'stiuinster, 



Membrane ll. 

Sept. 80. To the sheriii" of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas de 

Westminster, la Despense, the king's yeoman, 301. for Easter and Michaelmas terms last, 
as the king granted to him 20/. to be received yearly for life of the issues of 
those counties, and afterwards, by reason of his good service to the king 
and to Edmund his son, on 18 .June in the 28th year of the reign the king 
granted to Nicholas further 101. , to be received yearly for life of the said 
issues, with the 20Z. aforesaid. 

To Henry Picard, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Reynold 
Perpount, attorney of Maud countess of Ulster, what is in arrear to the 
countess of 6 tuns of wine yearly from 21 October in the 25th year of the 
reign, and 6 tuns of wine yearly henceforth of the king's prises in the 
parts of Norfolk and Suffolk so long as he is butler and Reynold is her 
attorney, as on the said 21 October the king granted to her 6 tuns of wine 
to be received yearly for life in the parts aforesaid, in recompense for 201. 
of land previously granted to her by the king, without paying anything 
therefor to the king. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Wolfardus de Gistellis or to John his son, 
his attorney, 25 marks for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the 
king's grant to Wolfardus and to Eleanor his wife, deceased, of 50 marks, 
to be received yearly for their lives of the issues of the customs in the port 
of London. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the 
port of London. Order to pay to Ralph earl of Stafford 250 marks for 
Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him for life 
of 1 ,000 marks to be received yearly in equal portions of the customs in 
that port and in the port of Boston for his stay with the king for his life 
with a hundred men at arms in times of war and of peace. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston to pay 
250 marks to the earl for the said term. 

Oct. 8. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Westminster, elected in place of Richard Duraunt, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Oct. 20. To the sheriff" of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

WestmiiiBter. elected in place of Richard Stone, who has no lands in the county whereof 
he can answer to the king and his people, in accordance with the statute. 

Oct. 8. To Richard Hody, escheator in Devon. Order not to intermeddle further 

Westiiiinater. with the lands taken into the king's hand by the death of Joel de Boketon, 
delivering up the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Joel at his death held no lands in his demesne 
as of fee or in service in chief in that county whereby the custody of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held lands in his demesne 
as of fee of others than the kinjj. 



29 EDWAPtD III. 



157 



1355. 
Oct. 12. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 12. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 12. 

Westminster. 



1356. 
Jan. 20. 

Newcastle 
upon Tyne. 



Membrane 11 — coyit. 

To William de Notton. Order to be attendant upon holding? pleas before 
the king together with William de Shareshull, during pleasure. By K. 

Mandate to William de Shareshull, chief justice for holding pleas before 
the king, to admit William de Notton to hold such pleas with him. By K. 

To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order not 
to intermeddle further with a messuage and 3 bovates of land in Salmanby, 
delivering up the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Simon de Salmanby, at his death, held no 
lands in his demesne as of fee or in service in chief, whereby the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held the 
said messuage and land in his demesne as of fee of others than the king. 

To John Everard, escheator in Wilts. Order to take the fealty of Joan 
late the wife of John Mauduyt in accordance with the form of a schedule 
enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with the tenements taken into the 
king's hand by John's death, delivering up the issues thereof, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death 
held no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief in that bailiwick, but that 
he held a moiety of the manor of Compton Chaumberleyn, except 33s. 4f/. 
rent in that manor, of Joan's inheritance, and a messuage and 6 bovates of 
land in Fontel Giffard, in his demesne as of fee, and that the said moiety 
is held in chief by the service of a fourth part of one knight's fee, and the 
messuage and land are held of another than the king. 

To William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas, 
before the king. Whereas a plea is pending before the king between him 
and Simon, archbishop of Canterbury, William de Witleseye, William 
Bergeveny and John Gotes, because they presumed to exercise ordinary 
jurisdiction in the chapel of Bosham, which is the king's free chapel 
and exempt from all ordinary jurisdiction, especially as to the choir and 
prebends thereof, the persons of the prebendaries, the ministers of the 
chapel and the goods of the prebends, in contempt of the king and in 
violation of the liberty of the chapel, the king, wishing for certain causes 
laid before him and his council, that the said affair shall be determined 
before him and his council and not by other process in his court, orders the 
said justices to supersede further process before them in that matter against 
the archbishop and others, unless ordered otherwise. 



1 05c Membrane 10. 

Oct. 10. To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to view the inquisitions post mortem 

Westminster, of Bartholomew de Burgherssh the elder, tenant in chief, taken by writ of 
(liciii claiisit t'xtremniti in Ireland, when they are returned to the chancery 
there, and to direct all the lands, fees and advowsons in that land which 
are found by those inquisitions to be of the inheritance of Elizabeth, late 
Pjartholoniew's wife, and which were taken into the king's hand after 
his death, to be delivered entire to Elizabeth, whose fealty the king 
has taken, or to William de Barton, her attorney, together with the issues 
thereof from 3 August last, on which day Bartholomew died, as is found by 
divers inquisitions returned into the chancery of Enghmd. 

Oct. 2. To the collectors of the customs in the port of London. Order to pay to 

WestmiusU'r. Thomas de Hoggeshawe 201. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with 

the king's grant to him on 27 February in the 27th year of the reign, of 40/. 

to be received yearly for life of the issues of the custom of wool in that port. 



158 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 

Sept. 29. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westininst.pr. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

To Thomas? de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the manors of Halton upon Trent and 
Alkebarowe in that county or with the advowsons of the chapel of the 
manor of Halton, and of the church of Halton, delivering the issues thereof 
to Roger Lestraunge, knight, son and heir of Roger Lestraunge, knight, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas 
de Cantilupo, knight, at his death, held the said manors and advowsons for 
his life of the grant of Roger Lestraunge, knight, now deceased, by a fine 
levied in the king's court, with reversion to Roger, the son aforesaid, and 
that the said manors and advowsons are held of another than the king. 

The like to Peter de Salford, escheator in the county of Bedford, ^mutatis 
mutandis,' for two water mills in Denham. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 
to pay to John de Denton, son of John de Denton and Elizabeth his wife, 
12L IHa. 2(1., for Michaelmas term last, as the king granted to John the 
father 251. 16s. 4il. to be received yearly of the issues of the customs in 
that port until he should obtain possession of the manor of Wodhorn which 
Mary countess of Pembroke holds for life of the king's grant with reversion 
to John and his heirs, and afterwards Elizabeth besought the king to grant 
that rent to her, as John was killed by his enemies without making a will, 
and his goods and chattels were taken away, and she had nothing wherewith 
to maintain herself and her children, and the king granted her that rent and 
the arrears thereof for the life of the said countess, and now John the son 
has besought the king to order the said rent to be paid to him, as Elizabeth 
is dead and he has nothing wherewith to live. 

To the bailift's of Devises. Order to cause Thomas de Okeburn, whom the 
king has appointed keeper of Charles de Bloys and his children, to have 
men of that town as he shall need them for the custody of the castle there, 
so that there may be no danger of the escape of Charles and his children 
from that castle, where they are detained, as the king has ordained that it 
shall be well guarded with night watches. By K. 

To the collectors of the cuptoms in the port of Boston. Order to pay 
to Queen Isabel or to her attorney 250/. for Michaelmas term last, in 
accordance with the kings grant to her of 1,500/. to be received yearly 
for life of the issues of the customs in the ports of Boston, London and 
Kyngeston upon Hull, 5001. in each port. 
The like to the following, to wit: — 

The collectors of customs in the port of London. 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 



MEMBRANE 9. 

Sept. 20. To Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk. Order to pay a yearly ferm of 
Westminster. 120/. henceforth and any arrears thereof at the exchequer so long as he 
has the custody of two thirds of the manors of Hedersete and l^estthorp 
and of two thirds of the lands in Wymondham, Bukenham and Denton, 
CO. Norfolk, which belonged to John Bernak, tenant in chief, and are in 
the king's hand by reason of John's death and of the minority of his heir, 
as although the king on 26 June in the 20th year of the reign committed 
that custody to Robert to hold until the heir should come of age, rendering 
120/. yearly in the king's chamber, the king wishes answer for the said 
ferm and for any arrears thereof to be made at the exchequer. 



20 EDWARD ITT. 



159 



1355. 

Oct 4. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 22. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster 



Oct. 23. 

Westminster 



Oct. 14. 

Westminster 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
further order the demands which they make upon the sheriffs of counties 
and the bailiflt's of liberties of England for rendering accounts of the 
forfeiture of wine in accordance with the late proclamations made in all the 
counties of England, and to release distraints made for that cause. By C. 

To the bishop of Durham or to his steward within the liberty of Durham. 
Order to permit the collectors of the subsidy of cloth appointed by the 
king to levy that subsidy in the said liberty, to seal cloth and arrest 
the forfeitures pertaining to the king in that respect and to do all other 
things touching their office there, informing the king in chancery without 
delay if there is any reasonable cause why they should not do this, as the 
magnates and commonalty of England in the great council assembled at 
Westminster in the 27th year of the reign, for the remission of the 
forfeiture pertaining to the king as of the right of his crown of the ulnage 
of cloth, granted to him a subsidy of every cloth for sale beyond the custom 
due thereon, to be taken of the vendor, and although in accordance with 
the form of that grant the king appointed Robert de Penreth and Robert 
de Thorneye to levy and collect that subsidy in the port of Newcastle upon 
Tyne and in all places thence by the sea coast towards the north as far as 
Berwick upon Tweed, and towards the south as far as Whiteby, and to seal 
with the appointed seal every cloth on which such custom had been paid 
and to take into the king's hands as forfeit all cloth exposed for sale not so 
sealed, and now the king has learned from those collectors that the bishop 
and his steward hinder them from exercising their office in the liberty of 
Durham, and because both the great and petty customs are levied in that 
liberty as elsewhere in the realm for the king's use, he will not be prejudiced 
of that subsidy. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to John de Coupeland and to Joan his wife or 
to Robert de Wendout their attorney 95^. 2.s. 7^^/. for Michaelmas term last, 
as on 21 May last the king granted that John and Joan should receive 
190^. 5.S. 3|r/. yearly of the issues of the customs in that port until the king 
should provide them wdth IdOl. 5.s. 3f(/. of land and rent for life, to have 
in full satisfaction of 5001. of land and rent previously granted by the king 
to John for his good service in the battle at Durham. 

To Th. bishop of Ely. Order upon pain of forfeiture not to pass out 
of England without the king's special licence, but to be present at the 
parliament to be held at Westminster on Monday after St. Edmund king 
and martyr last, as the king has caused thart parliament to be convoked for 
grant antl urgent affairs touching him and the defence of the realm, and 
has ordered the bishop to attend with the other prelates and magnates, 
and now the king has learned that the bishop is making ready to cross to 
parts beyond before the said day. By K. 

[Fo'dera.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, or 
to his attorney 250 marks for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with 
the king's grant to them of 1 ,000 marks to be received yearly for life upon 
the issues of the customs in that port and in the ports of Lenn and Boston, 
and as there is no passage of wool at present in the port of Lenn the king 
wishes the earl to be satisfied for the 500 marks for the said term in the 
ports of London and Boston in equal portions. By C. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston to pay other 
250 marks to the earl for the said term. 



100 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 



Nov. 24. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to deliver again to Hugh de Wrottes- 

Westminster. j^ye his goods and chattels or the price thereof if they do not exist, 
together with the issues of his lands, for which answer has not hitherto 
been made by the sheriff at the exchequer, and also the bailwick of the 
forestership of Teddesleye, as the king has pardoned Hugh all manner of 
forfeitures pertaining to the king by reason of outlawries promulgated 
against Hugh for the death of Philip de Lutteleye at the suit of Katherine, 
late Philip's wife, and for the death of Philip de Whytemere, at the suit of 
Agnes late his wife, for his withdrawal by reason of those felonies and for 
breaking the Marshalsea prison in which he was detained for the reasons 
aforesaid, and the king also granted to him the said bailiwick, seized into 
the king's hand for the same cause. By p.s. [22928.] 



Membbane 8. 

Oct. 23. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 

Westminster, to permit Lambert Scrynemakere, attorney of Baldwin de Fosse, burgess of 
Bruges in Flanders, to lade so much wool and lead in that port whereon the 
custom and subsidy extend to 2,000Z. and to take them to Flanders without 
paying the custom and subsidy thereon, certifying the king with all speed of 
the quantity of wool and lead so laded, so that Lambert may be able 
to answer to the king for 2,000L in accordance with the form of his security, 
and when that certification has been made the king will cause tallies for the 
2,000^ to be levied at the receipt of the exchequer in discharge of the 
collectors and he will cause them to have allowance in their account 
by these, as Lambert is bound to pay 2,000Z. for the custom and subsidy of 
the wool and lead to be laded by him in that port for the use of Baldwin, 
and Lambert and William Gauntz, merchant of Flanders, Roger Strikel of 
York, Fulc de Horwode, William de Neuton, Hugh de Wichyngham, and 
Adam de Horsford of London have bound themselves to John Piel of 
London, merchant, in 4,000Z. for security to pay the 2,000/. at London 
within ten days from the time when the king is certified by the said 
collectors in chancery of the lading of the lead and wool, as the said John, 
whom the king charged to receive that bond, has certified in chancery. 

By C. 

To the same. Like order in favour of William ' the Runner, ' merchant 
of Bruges in Flanders, bound to pay 600Z. for the custom and subsidy of wool 
to be laded by him in that port, who has bound himself to Henry Picard 
of London in 1,200Z. as security for the 600Z. to be paid at London within ten 
days of the time when the king is certified by the collectors of the lading of 
that wool, as Henry, whom the king has charged to receive the bond, etc. as 
above, ' mutatis mutandis.' 

To the same. Like order in favour of John de Burgrave, merchant 
of Bruges in Flanders, bound to pay 120Z. for the custom and subsidy of wool 
to be laded by him in that port, who has bound himself to Henry Picard 
of London in 240Z. as security for the 120/. to be paid at London within ten 
days, etc. as above. 

Nov. 5. To the same. Like order, ' mutittis inntaudis,' for Francis Gras, bound 

Woodstock, to pay 500Z. for the custom and subsidy of wool to be laded by him in that 
port, who is bound to Henry Picard of London in 1,000/. as security for 
paying the 500/. at London within ten days, etc. as above." 

♦ Tested by the guardian, as are the following entries. 



29 EDWARD III 



Ifil 



1355. 



Nov. 12. 
Woodstock. 



Nov. 18. 
Woodstock. 



Nov. 18. 
Woodstock. 



Nov. 21. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 14. 

Westminster. 



1356. 
Jan. 2. 

Westminster. 



Jan, 8. 
Westminster 



Jan. 20. 

Newcastle 
upon Tyne. 



Jan. 24. 

Newcastle 
upon Tyne. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Like order, 
' iinitatis uiiitanilis,' for Francis Gras, bound to pay '6151. for the custom 
and subsidy of wool to be laded by him in that port, who is bound to 
Henry Picard of London in 750^. for security to pay the 375^. at London 
within ten days, etc. as above. 

To the same. Like order for Commelus de Counte, bound to pay 250^ 
for the custom and subsidy of wool to be laded by him in that port, who 
is bound to Henry Picard of London in 500/. as security for paying the 
250/. at London within ten days, etc. as above, ' mutatis mutandis.' 

To the same. Like order for JMarcus Biennentend and Anthony de Brise, 
bound to pay 150/. for the custom and subsidy on wool to be laded by 
them in that port, who are bound to Henry Picard of London in 300/. as 
security for paying the 150/. at London within ten days, etc. as above, 
' mutatiti mutandis.' 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like 
order for Pallus Bernard, bound to pay 75/. for the custom and subsidy of 
wool to be laded by him in that port, who is bound to Henry Picard 
of London in 150/. as security for paying the 75/. at London within ten 
days, etc. as above, ' mutatis mutandis.' 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like 
order for Denis Prine and Francis Gras, bound to pay 300/., and for 
Francis, bound to pay 150/. for the custom and subsidy of wool to be laded 
by them in that port, who are jointly bound in 600/., and Francis in 300/., 
as security for the 300/. and 150/. respectively, to Henry Picard of London, 
to be paid within ten days, etc. as above, ' mutatis mutandis.'^' 

To the same. Like order for William Runner, merchant of Bruges, 
bound to pay 270/. for the custom and subsidy of wool to be laded by 
him in that port, who is bound to Henry Picard of London in 470/. as 
security for payment of the 270/. to be paid at London within ten days, etc. 
as above, 'mutatis mutajulis.' 

To the same. Like order for Commelus du Counte, bound to pay 
412/. 10.S-. for the custom and subsidy of wool to be laded by him in that 
port, who is bound to Henry Picard of London in 825/. as security for 
paying the 412/. lO.s. at London within ten days, etc. as above. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Like order for 
Marcus Bienentende, bound to pay 100/. for the custom and subsidy of 
wool to be laded by him in that port, who is bound to Henry Picard 
of Loudon in 200/. as security for paying the 100/. at London within 
ten days, etc. as above, * mutatis mutandis.' 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Like order 
for Conrad Dafflun, merchant of Almain, bound to pay 300/. for the custom , 
and subsidy of wool to be laded by him in that port, who is bound to 
Henry Picard of London in 6J0/. as security for paying the 300/. at London 
within ten days, etc. as above, ' mutatis mutandis.' 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like 
order for Commelus de Counte, bound to pay 225/. for the custom and 
subsidy of his wool to be laded in that port, who is bound to Henry Picard 
of London in 450/. as security for paying the 225/. at London within 
ten days, etc. as above, ' mutatis mutandis.' 



' Tested by the king, as are the succeeding entries. 



273 



162 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1366. 



1355. 

Oct. 5. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 14. 
Woodstock. 



Nov. 26. 
Westminster, 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

To the same. Like order for Francis Gras and Denis Prine, bound to 
pay 300^. for the custom and subsidy of wool to be laded by them in that 
port, who are bound to Henry Picard of London in 600Z. as security for the 
payment of the 300^. at London within ten days, etc. as above, 'mutatis 
mutandis.' 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the port 
of London, Order to pay to Thomas de Bradeston, or to his attorney, 50 
marks for Michaelmas term last, as the king lately granted to him the 
bailiwick of his provostship of Entre deux Mers in the duchy of Aquitaine, 
to hold for life without rendering anything therefor to the king, and 
Thomas surrendered that bailiwick to the king's hand by his order, and the 
king granted it to Bertrand de Monte Ferandi, and in consideration of 
Thomas's surrender and because he surrendered the king's letters patent 
of the grant to chancery to be cancelled, the king on 13 May in the 
28th year of the reign granted to him 100 marks to be received yearly for 
his life of the issues of the customs and subsidies of wool, hides and 
woolfells in that port, in recompense for the said bailiwick. 

To Henry Picard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to Thomas de Bradeston what is in 
arrear to him of 6 tuns of wine yearly from the time of the butler's 
appointment, and six tuns yearly henceforth, after the king's right prise 
for that wine has been paid, as on 26 January in the 22nd year of the reign 
the king granted to Thomas 6 tuns of wine to be received yearly for life of 
the king's right prise in that port, paying the said prise for that wine. 

To the bailiffs of Shoreham. Order to dearrest a tun of white wine of 
John Bernard, without delay, and to permit him to do his will therewith, 
as he has besought the king to order that tun to be dearrested and delivered 
to him, as the bailiffs arrested it because he sold a gallon thereof contrary 
to the form of the ordinance for red wine made at another time. By C^ 

To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manors taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Nicholas de Cantilupo, delivering the issues thereof to Joan, late his wife, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas 
at his death held the manors of Croft, Burwell, Mukton, Calseby, Baumburgh, 
Elkyngton, Golthagh and Metheryngham of Joan's right, and that those 
manors are held of another than the king. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to John de Coupeland and to Joan his wife, or to 
Robert de Wendout, tiieir attorney, 95/. 2s. 7hl. for Michaelmas term last, 
as on 21 May last the king granted that they should receive 190/. 5s. 3^*/. 
yearly of the issues of the customs in that port, until he should provide 
them with 190/. 5.s'. 3|'/, yearly of land and rent, for their lives, in full 
satisfaction of 500/. of land and rent granted by the king to John for his 
good service in the battle at Durham. 



Membrane 7. 

Oct. 1. To the sheriff of York. Whereas a statute of the coumion council of 

Westminster. England contains that all measures, to wit the bushel, half bushel and 

peck, gallon, pottle and quart, shall agree with the king's standard throughout 

England, the quarter to contain 8 bushels by standard and no more and 



" Tested by the guardian of England. 



i 



29 EDWARD III. 16:? 



iqcc Membrane 7 — cant. 

each measure of corn shall be stricken and not heaped, savinj? the rents and 
forms of lords which shall bo measured to them by the same measure as 
was customary heretofore, and purveyoi's of the kinj,' and his consort 
and all others shall make their purveyances by the same stricken measure 
in the form aforesaid, by which the king has caused certain measures 
to be made agreeing with the standard, which he sends to the sheriff to 
remain with him : order to receive those measures and immediately to 
cause proclamation to be made in that county, in market towns and 
other places, that all having such measures shall bring them to the sherift" 
and have them made in conformity with the standard, and that no one 
upon pain of forfeiture shall use any measures in buying and selling 
except stricken measures agreeing with the standard. 
The like to all the sheriffs of England, 

July 4. To Richard do Bere, escheator in the county of Hereford. Order to 

The Tower, cause Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, whose homage and fealty the 
king has taken for the lands whereof his grandfather, whose heir he is, was 
seised in his demesne as of fee on the day when he was taken and condemned 
to death, to have seisin of li virgates of land and 13s. 4r/. rent at Colyngton 
and Little Cowern, as the said Moger has been restored to the name of earl of 
March and to the estate which Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, his 
said grandfather, held before he was taken and condemned, as if no 
judgment had been rendered against him, because the said judgment was 
annulled by a decision of the last parliament held at Westminster, on 
account of divers errors found in the record and process of that judgment, 
as is fully contained in the record and process of the said parliament, and 
it is found by inquisition taken by Richard de Brugge, late escheator in 
that county, that Roger the grandfather held the said land and rent in his 
demesne as of fee in service of his free tenants, by what service is un- 
known. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to Roger 
de Mortuo Mari, the present earl of March, a yearly rent of 10^ of the 
issues of the counties of Salop and Stafford, on account of the said 
restitution, as on 9th November in the 2nd year of the reign the king 
granted that rent to Roger the grandfather to be received under the name 
of earl of March. By p.s. 

To the same. Order to discharge Roger de Mortuo ^lari, earl of March, 
of 101. yearly rent exacted of him for certain lands in Brymesgrave and 
Norton, co. Worcester, which he holds by hereditary right by the death 
of his grandfather, whose heir he is, as the king lately, of his special 
favour, released to the late earl the said rent which he used to render at 
the exchequer for those lands which he held of the king, as is fully con- 
tained in the record and process of parliament and in the king's letters. 

By p.s. 

Nov, 24. 'fo Walter Paries, escheator in the county of Northampton. Order to 
Westminster, cause John son and heir of William ,Janekyn of Sulgrave, who held by 
knight service of the priory of St. Andrew, Northampton, in the king's 
hand by reason of the war with his adversaries of France, to have seisin 
of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne 
as of fee, as .John has proved his age 'oefore John de Keynes, late escheator, 
and the king has taken his fealty for all the lands which his fnther held of 
the said priory and has rendered them to him. 



164 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 

Nov. 20. 
Eltham. 



Nov. 12. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 1. 

Westminster. 



1356. 

Jan. 22. 

Newcastle 
upon Tyne. 



Menibrane 7 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the prior of Derby for one year's tenth granted by the 
alien religious in the 19th year of the reign or for certain sums of money 
of amercements and issues forfeited by the prior at the exchequer for that 
cause, and to discharge him and his successors of all other tenths, subsidies 
or quotas granted by the alien religious henceforth, provided that they pay 
the tenths and other subsidies with the clergy of England henceforth as 
natives and not as aliens, as the king lately committed to the said prior the 
keeping of his priory and all its possessions, seized into the king's hand for 
lawful causes, to hold during pleasure, rendering lOO.s. yearly at the 
exchequer, and afterwards in consideration of the slenderness of the priory 
the king ordered the sheriffs of Derby and Leicester to deliver to the prior 
all the lands, goods and chattels of the priory together Avith the issues 
thereof, and because the king then learned that all the possessions of the 
priory hardly sufficed for the maintenance of the prior he pardoned the 
prior the said 109s. yearly both for past time and thenceforward, so long as 
the priory should remain in the king's hand, and on 4 May in the 12th year 
of the reign the king ordered the treasurer and barons to supersede the 
demand made on the prior for the said lOO.s. for the terms then past and to 
discharge him thereof thenceforward. By C. 

To William de Emeldon, the king's clerk. Order to pay to Master John 
de Boulton, the king's clerk, 200 marks of those 1,000 marks delivered to 
William by the king's order for the expedition of war towards the parts of 
Scotland, and to pay the remaining 800 marks to John de Bukyngham, his 
clerk, keeper of the wardrobe, by indentures made with them. 

By K. and C. 

To Richard de Thoresby, the king's clerk, keeper of the hanaper of 
chancery. Order to deliver to Roger de Mortuo INIari, earl of March, or to 
his attorney, from time to time all the charters, letters patent and writs 
concerning him, quit of the great and petty fees pertaining to the king 
therefor, in accordance with the king's grant to the earl of his special 
favour. By K. 

To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the lands taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Nicholas de Cantilupo, delivering up the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas at his death held 
no lands in his demesne as of fee or in service in chief, whereby the custody 
of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

The like to Peter de Salford, escheator in the county of Buckingham. 

To Roger Michel, escheator in the counties of Nottingham and Derby. 
The like order, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by Walter 
de Monte Gomeri, late escheator in those counties, that Nicholas de 
Cantilupo, etc. as above. 



1355. 

Sept. 16. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 6. 

To the sheriffs of Loudon. Order to cause all men of the power of 
France and their goods which they can find in the city of London aiid 
the district thereof to be arrested without delay and kept safely until 
further order, certifying the king in chancery from time to time of 
the persons and goods so arrested and of the value of the goods, as the king 
has learned from the plaint of John de DerV)y. his clerk, that whereas 
he went to the Roman court in the company of Richard earl of Arundel, 



29 EDWARD III. 



165 



1355. 



Membrane 6 — cunt. 

one of the envoys last sent to that court, in the king's service, and after the 
return of those envoys to England he remained in that court for a time, and 
when coming to England during the last truce between the king and his 
adversary of France under the conduct of Eanulph de Andenham, marshal 
of France, he was arrested at the town of St. Omer {de Sancto Adoinaro) by 
the men of that town, robbed of jewels and other goods to the value of 
100/., of bulls, instruments and divers other things found with him, com- 
mitted to prison and detained there for a long time in fetters, from which 
prison he could not be delivered before he had made his ransom for 1,423 
florins de I'ecu [de scutu) and had bound himself to the pope's chamber as 
security for the payment thereof, and in divers other penalties, and although 
the said marshal, one of the keepers of the said truce, then at Calais, was 
requested on the king's behalf by Michael, bishop of London, and Andrew 
de Offord, the king's clerk, envoys newly sent to that town, to cause John 
to be released in accordance with the truce and satisfaction to be given to 
hxxn for the goods and things taken from him and the damages sustained 
by him, yet the said marshal, using dissimulation, has not cared to do 
anything therein, as the bishop and Andrew have certified in chancery, 
wherefore John has besought the king to provide a remedy. By K. and C. 

To John de Kyngeston, late keeper of the lands reserved to the king's 
chamber in the Isle of Wight. Order to pay to Isabel, the king's daughter, 
or to her attorney, as much money as he has levied of the rents and ferms 
of those lands for Michaelmas term last. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To William de Dale. Order to pay to Isabel, the king's daughter, or to 
her attorney, the 10^ which he is bound to render to the king of the ferm 
of the manor of Whitefeld in the Isle of Weight, lately demised to him for 
life. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To William de Ryngebourn. Order to pay to Isabel, the king's daughter, 
or to her attorney, the 4Z. which he is bound to render for the ferm of the 
lands which belonged to John de Compton, knight, lately demised to him 
for a certain term. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the keeper of the forest of Dene for the time being. Order, of the 
king's favour, to deliver henceforth to the church of Newland {de Xora 
terra), appropriated to the bishop of Llandaft", the tithe of the profit of the 
king's iron mine in that forest arising in the parish of that church, as 
at the suit of John bishop of Llandafi", showing by his petition before the 
late king that the tithe of all things renewing year by year ought to 
be given to God and to Holy Church, and that the said king received 
a great profit from the said mine, and praying the king to grant the 
church the tithe aforesaid, although it appeared by certificate of the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer that such tithe had not previously 
been given nor any recompense in lieu thereof, the said king of his favour 
ordered the keeper of that forest to give the tithe aforesaid to the said 
church, and allowance to be made therefor at the exchequer, and though 
the same was paid to the said bishop and to his immediate successor, yet it 
is wilfully withheld from the present bishop, as he says, praying the king 
to order it to be paid to him. By K. 

Et erat patens. 

Nov. 16. To the collectors of the great custom in the port of London. Order to 

Woodstock, pay to Queen Philippa or to her attorney 837 marks 2s. O^d., without delay, 

as in consideration of her charges in the maintenance of her children, the 



1356. 

Jan. 20. 

Newcastle 
upon Tyne. 



Jan. 20. 
Newcastle 
upon TjTie. 



1355. 

Nov. 26. 

Westminster. 



166 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



■JOCK Membrane 6 — cont. 

king granted to the queen 891 marks 5s. 9ff?. to be received yearly of the 
petty custom in that port, so that if issues thereof did not suflSce she should 
receive what was lacking of the issues of the great custom, and the king 
ordered the collectors of the petty custom to pay her 446 marks 9s. Gf</. for 
Michaelmas term in the 28th year of the reign, and 891 marks 5.s. 9^^/. for 
Easter and Michaelmas terms last, and if they could not do so to certify 
the king of the reason and of the amount paid to the queen of the petty 
custom for the said three terms, and Peter Sterre and Roger de Coloigne, 
deputies of .John de Herlyng and William de Clopton, collectors of the petty 
custom in that port, have certified the king that they paid 500 marks to the 
queen by the hands of -John Cook, her treasurer, for the said three terms and 
they had no more money in their hands wherewith to make payment to her, 
wherefore the queen has besought the king to cause the residue to be paid 
to her of the issues of the great custom in that port.** 

Nov. 12. To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order not 

Westminster, to intermeddle further with the lands taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Simon Lopp, of Hoggesthorp, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Simon at his death held in his demesne as 
of fee a messuage, 4 acres of land, 2 acres of pasture and 2 acres of 
meadow in Hoggesthorp of John son and heir of Adam de Welle, tenant 
in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, by knight service, that John, 
Simon's son, his next heir and now of full age, was a minor at the time of 
his father's death, and that the said lands have been in the king's hand 
from the time of Simon's death and that answer has been made for the 
issues thereof at the exchequer from that time until now, and on 27 August 
last the said John son of Adam proved his age and received respite for 
his homage for the lands of his inheritance and the king rendered those 
lands to him. 

Dec. 6. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the port 

Westminster, of London. Order to pay to Katherine daughter of William Due of 
Brussels and to Henry Estor, her sou, or to their attorney lOOL for the terms 
of the Purification and Midsummer last, in accordance with the king's grant 
to them for their homage of lOOZ. to be received yearly for their lives of the 
issues of the customs in that port. 

Dec. 6. To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 

Westminster, pay to John de Tamworth, clerk of the crown of chancery, 10/. for 

Michaelmas term last, in accordance wnth the king's grant to him for his 

good service in chancery of 20Z. to be received yearly for life by the hands of 

the keeper of the hanaper. 

Membbane 5. 

Oct. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Michael bishop of London 

Westiuiiister. j^.^g shown the king that although he holds, as all his predecessors have 
done, the manor of Storteford and all the other manors and lands 
pertaining to the bishopric of Loudon, by the service of five fees, and his 
predecessors have done their services for five fees in the time of Edwaixl I, 
the late and other kings, in all armies of Scotland and Wales or made fines 
for those services by reason of the temporalities of the bishopric and of the 
church of St. Paul, London, and have paid aids for five fees towards making 
the eldest sons of those kings knights and marrying their eldest daughters, 

* Tested by Thomas the king's son, guardian of England. 



29 EDWAED III. 



167 



1355. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

for the manors and lands which the bishops then held and now hold in 
demesne, as may fully appear by the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, 
yet the treasurer and barons distrain the bishop to pay divers sums of 
money for the aid to make the king's eldest son a knight, by reason of his 
said manors and lands, beyond what falls to him for five fees, whereupon 
he has besought the king to provide a remedy : order to search the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer, and if they find thereby or by inquisition 
that the premises contain the truth, then to supersede the demand made 
upon the bishop for any sums beyond the five fees for that aid, provided 
that those holding knights' fees of the bishop, and the bishop himself if he 
has since acquired any fee or part of a fee, shall pay what falls to them for 
those fees. 



Nov. 28. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 20. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 3. 

Woodstock. 



Nov. 6. 
Woodstock. 



Nov. 10. 
Wooditock. 



Nf 



iov. 10. 
Woodstock. 



To John de Coupeland, escheator in Northumberland. Order to assign 
dower to Alina late the wife of Robert du Maners, tenant in chief, of all 
the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, taking her oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to John, archbishop of York, the chancellor, 101. which he has paid for 
cloth and .sendal for the livery of the king's clerks of chancery, for the last 
summer season, beyond the customary fee, on account of the unusual 
dearness of cloth and sendal. By K. 

To Henry Picard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to Giles de Bello Campo what is in 
arrear to him of two tuns of wine yearly, the king's right prise for that wine 
being paid first, as on 20 January in the 22nd year of the reign the king 
granted to Giles to have two tuns of wine yearly for life in the port of 
Bristol, paying the king's right prises therefor.* 

To William de Threlkeld, escheator in Cumberland. Order to assign to 
Richard de Beaulieu and to Margaret his wife, late the wife of John de 
Egglesfeld, tenant in chief, Margaret's dower of all the lands which 
belonged to John at his death, as the king has pardoned Richard and 
Margaret their- trespass in marrying without his licence. 



To John de Sancto Laudo, escheator in Devon. Order to cause William 
Latymer and Margaret his wife, daughter and heir of John Maury, tenant 
in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof John was seised at his 
death in his demesne as of fee, as Margaret has proved her age before the 
escheator, and the king has taken William's fealty for all the lands which 
John held in chief and has rendered them to him. 

To John de Harwedon. escheator in the county of Cambridge. Order to 
deliver to James Dautre, the king's yeoman, lands in Balsham and Wrottyng 
called ' Oxecroft,' taken into the king's hand by the death of John de 
Aspale, as on 1 February in the loth year of the reign the king granted 
that the said lauds which John held for life of the king's grant, with 
reversion to the king, extended at 10/. 4s\ yearly, as was found by the 
extent thereof made by William Talemache, then escheator in the counties 
of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford, should 
remain to James and his heirs, and John is now dead, as is found by 
inquisition. 



• Tested by Thomas the king's son, guardian of England, as are the following entries. 



168 CALENDAPi OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



2255 Membrane 5 — cont. 

Nov. 11. To Henry Picard, the king's butler. Order to cause 160 tuns of wine 

to be bought and purveyed without delay and to be sent to the town of 

Calais for the furnishing thereof, and delivered by indenture to .John de 
Middelton, receiver of the king's victuals there. By K. 

Nov. 23. To Richard de la Bere, escheator in the county of Hereford. Order to 

Westminster, take the fealtv of Juliana late the wife of John Talbot of Richard's Castle, 
in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle 
further with Richard's Castle with appurtenances, the advowson of the 
church there and the manor of Blethewagh in the cantred of Meleneth 
with appurtenances, which are held in chief, delivering to her the issues 
thereof from the time of John's death, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John at his death held the premises jointly 
with Juliana, to themselves and the heirs of their bodies, by a fine levied 
in the king's court.* 

To Leo de Perton, escheator in the county of Worcester. Like order 
not to intermeddle further with the manors of Coterugge and Wychebaut 
and a moiety of the manors of Karledone and Houme, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John Talbot of Richard's 
Castle, at his death, held the said manors and moiety which are held in 
chief, jointly, etc. as above, and the king has ordered the escheator in the 
county of Hereford to take Juliana's fealty. 

To Hugh fitz Symon, escheator in Essex. Like order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor of Wodham and the manor of Hobrugge 
in Witham, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John Talbot of Richard's Castle at his death held the said manors 
jointly, etc. as above, and that the manors were held of another than the 
king. 

Membrane 4. 

Enrolment of pleas in chancery at Westminster on the morrow of the 
Purification 29 Edward III. The king ordered the sheriff of Northumber- 
land by writ dated Westminster, 2-1 October in the 28th year of the 
reign, to notify John de Monte Acuto, knight, now tenant of the castle and 
manor of Werk upon Tweed, to be in chancery on the morrow of the Purifi- 
cation following to show cause why the said castle and manor should not be 
taken into the king's hand and delivered to Gerard Salvayn, son and heir of 
Margaret, wife of John Salvayn, daughter and one of the heirs of Robert de 
Ros of Werk, a Scot and rebel against Edward I, and further to do and 
receive what the king's court should determine, as among certain conditions 
which King Edward I with the assent of the earls, barons and other lieges 
then with him in Scotland, granted to John Comyu of Badenagh for himself 
and the men of Scotland then in war against that king, he granted that 
John and the said men should be safe in life and limb and quit of 
imprisonment, that they should not be disinherited, that their heirs then 
under age should enjoy the same conditions, and John Salvayn aforesaid 
and John de Knokkes, who married Isabel, younger daughter and the other 
heir of the said Robert, often approached the late king and asserted that 
Margaret and Isabel were under age at the time of the said grant, and 
ought to enjoy the said conditions, and petitioned the late king that the 
lands which belonged to Robert might be restored to them in accordance 

Tested by the king, as are the following entries. 



29 EDWARD III. 169 



]^355 Membrane 4 — cont. 

with those conditions, ofifering to that king the homage and fealty due, and 
he, seeing that Margaret and Isabel, who were born and baptised in 
Scotland and had proved their ages before William de Bevercotes, the 
chancellor in Scotland, were minors at the time of the grant, took the 
homage of John Salvayn for the purparty falling to Margaret of all the 
lands which Robert held of Edward I in chief on the day when he 
joined that king's enemies in Scotland, and rendered that purparty to 
John and Margaret, wherefore on 20 February in the 7th year of his 
reign the late king ordered John de Ever, escheator beyond Trent, to make 
a legal partition of all the said lands in the presence of the heirs and 
parceners, if they chose to attend, into two equal parts, and to cause John 
Salvayn and Margaret as the eldest to have seisin of the purparty falling 
to her, retaining in the king's hand until further order the purparty 
falling to John de Knokkes and Isabel, and Gerard son of Margaret, 
his mother, having survived Isabel who died without an heir of her 
body, it is said, petitioned the king to order the said castle and manor 
to be delivered to him, as the said castle and manor, which Robert 
held when he joined the Scots, were parcel of the said inheritance and were 
taken into the then king's hand by reason of the said defection, and John 
Salvayn, ]\Iargaret and Isabel died before the said partition was made, and 
the castle and manoi" had not hitherto been delivered to John Salvayn, 
Margaret and Isabel, or to any of their heirs; and on the said day the sheriff 
of Northumberland returned that he had notified the said John de Monte 
Acuto to be in chancery to show cause etc. as aforesaid, by Robert del Milne 
and Henry son of John de Werk, and that day both Gerard and John came 
in person, and Gerard, to maintain his writ and suit, proffers the said 
conditions of peace now exemplified under the great seal in these words: — 
Forma pads Scocie in advcntii Johannis Comyn ct aliurioii. Ces 
liont les c/ioses accordez entre monsieur Ricliard de Biinjh counte 
Didvestre, monsieur Kymer de Valence, seigneur de Montijnak, monsieur 
J If'nrij de Percy, chiraler, et Johan de Bensted, clerc, pour notre sire 
Kduard par la i/race de dieu Roi dent/letcrre, seiijneur dirlande et dues 
Daquitayne dune jiatt et )iio)tsieur Johan Comyn de Badenayh pour lui 
et pour tnitz ses eidantz descoce au.vibien ceu.r qi sont la outre come 
ceux qi sont jiardecea dautrc, les queu.v choses les arantditz conte h'ymer, 
Henry et Johan de Benstede en noun du dit Hoi et lavantdit Johan 
Comyn ensemhlement ore monsieur Esmon Comyn de Kilhrid, monsieur 
Johan de (iraham, monsieur Johan de Vaux, 7uonsieur (Jodefrey de Bos, 
monsieur Jolian dc Ma.reuelle, leisne, mo7isieur Piers de Frendreyest, 
monsieur Wauter de Berkeleye de Kerdaan, monsieur Huyh de Erth, 
monsieur William dc Erth, monsieur James de Eos, et monsieur Wauter 
de Botheran chiralers pour eux et pour touz leur eidantz Bescoce que 
a la pees et a la foi du dit Roi roudrent estrc, ont jurez a tener et 
a ijurdcr loiaument. Primerement est accordez que toute manere des 
yeiitz descoce qi ore le dit Johan Comyn rendrent a la pecs notre 
seiyneur le Roi avantdit, forspnises aucunes persones qi sont cy apres 
nomez, soient recenz as condicions qi sensuent, cestassaioir qe saurez 
leur soient vie et membre, qils soient quites denprisoneiuent et qils ne 
soient desheritez issint qe de leur raunceon et des amendes des trespas 
(/ils ont faitz soulement a notre seiyneur le Roi, et del establissement de 
la terre descoce ils estoisent as ordinances ; et est entenduz qe les 
enjantz qe sont deinz aye deivent Joir de meismes ses condicions quant 
a saurement de rie et de membre et quant a quitance denprisonement 
pt desheritance, et estcrront de leur raunceon et de totes autres choses 
a ce que notre seiyneur le Roi en ordeinera a son proschein parlement, 



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1355. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 



et demorront totes les ferwetez qe sont ore endroit en la mayn noire 
seujneur le Tloi et des soens en la tcnance qil sont or jesqes meisuie le 
parlement, siqtie le dit Roi en ordeifjne sa volente a celle heure, sauve 
daucuns qi deniorrent plus longein nt en sa main sicome il est dessusdit, 
et ce doit faire la garde des ditz fermetez jja7v»y le choses qi ysont 
appiirtenantz ou en autre manere covenable as custar/es de ceiix as quevx 
dies serront rendues, et devient ensement les prises de guerre estre delivres 
dune part et dautre forspris monsieur Herbert de Morham et son jdere, 
et tut aussint se deivent deliverer touz ceux qi sont en liostage pour 
raunceon des gentz da dit Hoi qont este pris par les gentz descoce, en 
tieu manere qe ce paie est de meisme la raunceon paiez soit sanz plus 
et quant a ce qen est ariere deivent les hostages et touz ceux pour qi 
ils feurent lirerez estre de tout en tout quites et delivres dune part et 
dautre les persones forsprises sicome est dessus dit, sont Robert evesque de 
Glasgu, monsieur James seneschal descoce, monsieur Johan de Soules, 
monsieur David de Graham,, monsieur Alisandre de Lijndeseye, monsieur 
Simond Fraser, Thovias de Boys et Monsieur William, le Waleis, dont 
il est acorde qe meisme levesque come de son corps et de sa tern- 
poraute et le dil seneschal et monsieur Johan de Soules soient as 
condicions de ceux de Comyn sicome est desus dit et outre ce tiegnent 
exil par deux aunz Iwrs descoce et pardela Trente, et demoergent les 
chastelx du dit seneschal en la mayn notre seigneur le Roi durant lexil 
et se face la garde as costages de meisme le seneschal en la manere 
desusdit ; endroit de monsieur David de Graham et monsieur Alisandre 
de Lyndeseye acorde est qils soient aussint as condicions d^ ceux de (Joinyn 
sicome est avantdit et outre ce tiegneut exil hors descoce pardemy an, 
cestassaver le dit David dela leaive de Twede et le dit Alisandre 
pardela Trent e^ et quant a monsieur Simond Fraser et Thorn xs du Bois 
est acorde qils soient ensemeyit as condicions de ceux de Comyn sicome 
est desusdit et outre ce tiegnent exil ■ par trois ans de la seignurie 
notre sc'gnnir le Roi avantdit et hors de poair le Roi de Fraunce, 
aussint sils ne puissent autre grace trover en le meen temjys ; et quant 
a )iionsiur William de Galeis est acorde qil se mette en la volente et 
en la grace notre seigneur le Roi si lui semble qe bon soit; di ire- 
chief est acorde qe les evesques de Seint Andreu et de IhniUeldyn ct 
le counte de Boghan, le seiieschal descoce, monsieur John de Soules, 
monsieur Ingelram de Umframvill et les autres gentz Descose qi sont la 
outre viegnent a la pees notre seigneur le Roi avantdit dedeinz la 
quinzeme de ceste Basque proschein si leur semble qe ban soit, et suient 
receu en la forme desusdit, chescun solonc sa condicion et selonc son 
estat : dautre part lavantdit Johan Comyn doit estre a notre seigneur 
le Roi a Dunfermelyn yce proschein dymeiyne ensemblement ove touz 
ceux de son acord qi lors y pourront estre pour faire leur homages et leur 
foiautes sicome il affiert, et ceux qi ne pourront estre a celle heure pour 
certcin essoigne deivent venir apres par su(pcea)tt conduit a plus tost qils 
pourront pour obeier et pour esire receu en la forme avantdite, et fait a.ssavir 
qe les avantditz counte Dulvestre, Eymer, Henry et Johan de Benstede oiint 
promys en bone foi qils mettront leur loiale peine envers notre seigneur le 
Roi avantdit qil voille par ses lettres overtes ratejier cest acord en touz 
pointz quele h^ure qe le dit Johan Comyn et les autres qi ove lui vendront 
sicome est avantdit, averont fait leur liomages et serementz de foiaute en 
due manere, en tesmoignance de queux choses est ceste endenture faite dont 
lune partie democrt devers le dit noire seigneur le Roi sealee du seal au dit 
monsieur Johan Comyn et de monsieur Esmon Comyn, monsieur Johan 
de Graham it dr monsieur Johan de ^'aus, et lautrv devers mi^vm 



29 EDWARD III. 171 



1355. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 



celui monsieur Julian Cumyn scale des scalx as ditz counte Dulvestre, 
Kymer, Hemij et Johan de Benstede, Done a Strathorde le noeJis)ne 
jour de Fevrier Ian da rainc notre seigneur le Hoi avantdit trentisme 
second. [Hot. Pari. I, p. 212.] 

Item alia ordinacio pads dicte terre Scocie facta postea apud West- 
monasterium. Kduard par la grace de dieu Hoi dengleterre, seigneur 
dirlande et dues daquitayne a tous ceu.v qi cestes presentes lettres verront 
ou orront, saluz : A perpetucle memoire des chases souzescriptes par 
cestes presentes lettres rous fesons assavoir qe come les gentz de notre 
terre Descoce apres ce qih feurent a notre homage et ligrance et liez a 
nous par serment de foiautc et par escript, et en autre manere taut 
e/forciblement come nous et notre cou.seil sarions ordiner et charger se 
relevassent contre nous par mauveis conseil et uieussent guen-e en fesantz 
robcries, arsons, homicides, felonies et plusears autres viaux et damages 
a leur poair en notre dite terre descoce et aussi en partie en E)igleterre 
contre leur homages foiautes et ligeances avantdites, et puis pluseurs de 
eux revenissent a notre fid et a notre obensance et feassciit receuz a 
notre pees et a notre volente et des darreins Johan Comgn, sieur de 
Badenagh, chicaler, et les autres qi a celle heure ove lui tyndrent venissent 
aussint et feussent receuz a notre pees et a notre foi en manere 
ijen droit de leur ranceons et des amcndes de trespas et doutrages 
soulement faitz a nous et dd establissement de la terre descoce esteussent 
a notre ordinance et a notre volente, nous ja soit qe les despitz, trespas, 
outrages et dc-suheissance.s qe les dites gentz de notre terre descoce nous 
out faitz soient si grantz et taut a charger par resou qils ne purront 
a nul temps de ce /aire suffu-eantes amcndes ne due satisfaction sicome 
eux meismcs sont bien reconissantz et tout ne roillions sicome nous ne 
devons tieux despitz, trespas, outrages, et desubeissances soejf'rir a passer 
sanz aucun puiiissement, neunje pour ce tmus eantz regard a ce qe les 
gentz de notre dite terre deseoce se sont bioi et loiauurent portez devers 
nous puis notre darrein partir de celles parties et jiour lesperance qe nous 
arons de leur bon i>ort et de leur bon sercice en teuips acenir veulliantz 
a eux /aire grace espeviale leur arons grante et grantons qe saurez leur 
soient vie et meiubre et qintes soient demprisonement et de desheriteison 
sauvez totes voies a nous les terres, tencmentz et les fies qe Joluin 
de Bailliol jadis Roi descoce dona et aliena de les demeines apurtenanlz 
a la roiunte descoce, a /aire de cy notre pleisir, et pardonons et 
relessons as gentz de lavantdite notre terre Descoce qi sojit renuz et receuz 
a )iotre pees et a notre foi trespas a nous faitz corrouz, rancour et tote 
manere de male veilliance qe nous avons vers eux, ensi totes voies qils 
soient tenuz a paier ce qe par nous et notre conseil est ordine sclonc 
notre dit et notre pronunciacion qi sensuent en ceste /orme : adeprimes 
nous dions et pronuncions qe le susditz Johan Comyn et les autres qi 
ove lui viudrent a notre pees et a notre /oi parmy les covenantz qe 
leur feurent gruntez paient pour raunceon et pour amendes de trespas 
par eux faitez la value de leur terres et de leur rentes de trois aunz al 
overaigne des novelx chastelx qe nous /eissons /aire en la dite terre 
descoce pour seurte de meisme la terre et sauvacion de la pees ou a 
mettre en autre oeps sicome nous verrons qe soit ajf'aire : et avons aussi 
pardonez et pardonons au dit Johan Comyn et a David de Graham 
lexil et la democre qils deivent faire et tenir hors descoce parmy 
les covcnances arantditz : derechief selonc ce qe par nous et notre 
conseil est ordeine dions et pronuncions qe les gentz descoce qi rindrent 
a notre p^es et a notre foi avant ce qe le dit Johan vint et fut 
receu a la dite jiees, paient la value de leur terres ft de rentes dc 



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1QCC Membrane 4 — cont. 

deux aunz en la forme avantdite, saiive ceux qi ]mrront moustrer gils en 
deivent estre qidtes par notre grant et Jait especial; derechief noits dions 
et pronuncions qe Adam de (jourdon, chicaler, endroit de sa raunceon 
et des amendes de trespas soit de la condicion Johan Comyn avantdit, 
cest assaver a paier la value de ses terres et de ses rentes de trois 
aunz en . la manere desus dit ; derechief nous dions et pronuncions qe 
Simon Eraser, chivaler, endroit de sa raunceon et des amendes de trespas 
soit de meisme la condicion, cest assacer a ftaier la value de ses terres 
et de ses rentes de trois aunz en la forme qe dit est; d^rechej nous 
dinns et pronuncions qe evesques, abbes, priours et autres du clerf/ie de 
notre dite terre descoee sauce lecesque de (jrlastju paient pour raunceon 
et pour amendes de trespas en la dite forme la value de lew terres et 
de leur rentes dun an, sauve ceux- qe pnrront moustrer par fait especial 
ou en autre manere qils deivent estre quites ; et le dit eresque de 
Glasffu endroit de sa ranceon et des amendes de tresi)as doit estre de 
la condicion le dit Johan Comyn, cest assacoir a paier en la forme qe 
dit est la vcdue de ses terres et de ses rentes de trois aunz et a meisme 
levesque avons pardoncz lexil et la demoere qil devoit /aire et tenir 
hors descoee parmi/ les covenances qe rfvantez lui feurent quant il vint 
darreinement a notre pees et a notre foi ; dereclief quant a Intjelrum 
de L'm/ramvill, William. Baillol et Johan Wichard, chivalers, qi jwi de 
temps decant qe ces lettres feurent faites vindrent a notre pees et a 
notre volente, dions et pronuncions qe le dit In(/elra)n paie en la dite 
forme p)our sa raunceon et pour amendes de trespas la value de ses 
terres et de ses rentes de cynk aunz, et qe vieismes cenx William de 
Baillol et Johan Wichard paient pour meisme la chose en la susdite 
forme la value de leur terres et de leur rentes de quatre aunz : dere- 
chief dions et pronuncions qe Hur/h de Ardrossan, Johan de Gourleije, 
Johan le Naper et Johan Malkilf/orf/ni/ qi sont de menage les avantditz 
fngelram et William et Johan qi (( notre pees et a notre volente sont 
venuz, paient pour leur raunceon et pour amendes des trespas la value de 
leur terres et de leur rentes de trois aunz ; derechief endroit du temps de 
la manere et des termes du paiement qe se doit faire pour les ramueons 
et amendes des trespas avant noiuez, dions et pronuncions et volons qe 
notre lieutenant en la dite notre terre descoee et de noire chamberlein 
de meisme la terre quant ils seront illoeqes vennz facent estendre totes 
les terres de touz ceux qi raunceon deivent paier en bone manere et 
resonable selonc ce qe les terres vaudrent al heure qils les estendront, et 
selonc celles cstentes faites soit de eel heure enavant commence affaire 
lever ce qe afferra a cliescun selonc sa condicion et son estat, cest assaver 
qe ceux qen raunceon et en amendes de trespas soient tenuz parmg 
lordinance qe nous avons fait, dit et pronuncie en la forme avantdite, 
paient par an as termes tisueles celles parties la meite de la value de 
leur terres et de leur rentes selonc les dites cstentes et oisi dan en an 
tanqe parpaiez soit ce qe a eux appurtient selonc lordinance et la 
proclamation arantdites et lautre moite de la value de leur terres et de 
leur rentes a eux remeigne et pour leur sustenance ; et fait assaver qe 
notre entencion ne notre volente nest mye qe le dit et la prouunciacion qe 
nous avons fait en la forme susdite se estendent ou puisscnt estre 
estenduz ou entendues endroit de celles persones descoee qi sout en notre 
prison nendroit des autres qi ne sont uuqore venuz ne receuz a notre 
pees ne a notre foi. Kn tesmoignanee de queux choses nous avons fait 
faire cestes nos lettres ocertes. Done a Westmonster le xv jour doctobre 
Ian de notre regne trentisme tiercz. [F(rdera, I, 974.] 

And the said John says that the said exoniplifioation exhibited by Gcniid 



29 EDWAED III. 173 



1355. [}fEMBRANE 3.] 

contains an ordinance made by the said oail of Ulster and other magnates 
of England at Strathorde, and another ordinance made at Westminster by 
Edward I and this writ is founded upon one ordinance and upon the other, 
and also upon the partition, rendering and livery of the inheritance which 
belonged to Robert de Roos between Margaret and Isabel, and so the writ 
is so uncertain and founded upon so many and divers matters that he 
cannot have his certain answer as is lawful, wherefore he craves judgment 
concerning the writ ; and if it seems to the court that the writ is sufficient, 
he is ready to say other things : and he was told by the court to answer 
further if he saw fit, saving to him that challenge, and upon this John says 
that whereas Gerard supposes by his writ that Robert de Roos, his ancestor, 
was a Scot, and therefore ought to enjoy the condition and ordinance 
aforesaid, Robert was a pure Englishman, born at Werk in the said county, 
in the allegiance of the king of England, that as to the allegation in the 
writ that the ordinance extends to the heirs under age nothing is found 
thereof in the affirmation made by the king ; he also says that Robert was 
seised of the said castle and manor in his demesne as of fee and was an 
Englishman and liegeman of Edward I long before the beginning of the 
said war upon which the peace aforesaid was drawn up, to which war alone 
the said ordinance and grant extend, and he eloigned himself from the 
king, contrary to his homage and allegiance, joined the Scots as an enemy 
to the king and a felon and traitor and so died, without that that he ever 
came to the king's peace or was reconciled, and so he forfeited to the 
king all his lands, goods and chattels, by reason of which forfeiture the 
said castle, manor and other lands of Robert were seised into that king's 
hand, and that king was seised thereof until the 24th year of his reign, at 
which time he granted the castle and manor by charter to William de R* s 
of Hamelak, who continued in seisin thereof until the 33rd year of that 
reign ; and he says that in the said king's parliament, held at Westminster 
on the octaves of the Nativity of the Virgin in that year, the said John 
Salveyn and Margery, whose son and heir Gerard alleges himself to be, 
and Isabel, as Robert's daughters and heirs, by means of whom Gerard now 
claims, sued to the said king by their petition founded upon the ordinance 
and grant aforesaid, praying him that they might enjoy the said ordinance 
and grant in regard to the lands which their said father held at the 
beginning of the said war, into which parliament came William de Roos of 
Hamelak, then tenant of the said manor of the king's gift, being warned 
thereupon, and said for himself and the king that John, Margaret and 
Isabel could claim nothing therein by the mean of Robert as his heirs 
and ought not to be heard thereupon, for that they then sued for the said 
tenements as in the right of Margaret and Isabel as Robert's heirs by 
reason of an ordinance granted by Edward I to those men of Scotland who 
were admitted to his peace in the last war, and by those words, to wit, that 
they should not be disinherited, and they also craved to enjoy that ordinance 
with respect to the lands which Robert held in England and in Scotland 
at the beginning of that war, to which William de Ros said that John, 
^Margaret and Isabel ought in no wise to be admitted, for that long before 
the beginning of the war, to which the ordinance extends, Robert became the 
king's enemy, joining the Scots, and so forfeited all his lauds to the king, 
and he never returned to the king's peace, but died a felon and traitor, 
wherefore the king seized his lands and afterwards gave the manor of Werk 
to William, and he offered to verify this if necessary, and craved judgment 
both for the kiug and for himself ; and in the said parliament, after diligent 
examination it was recorded that Robert de Ros, long before the beginning 
of that war, traitorously eloigned himself from the king, joining the Scots, 



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that he never returned to the king's peace but died an enemy, and after 
viewing the said ordinance, it seemed to the said king and his council that 
John, Margaret and Isabel ought not to be heard in their suit by reason of 
that ordinance, wherefore it was decided by judgment rendered in that 
parliament that William de Eos should go thereupon without a day, and 
that John, Margaret and Isabel should take nothing by their suit, and he 
produces the tenor of that record and process under the great seal of the 
said king in the following words [text follous] ; and he says further that 
William de Roos continued his seisin by virtue of that judgment during the 
whole of that king's life, and also after his death until the tenth year of 
the late king's reign, in which he died seised of the castle and manor in 
his demesne as of fee, and after his death William his son and heir entered 
the same and was seised thereof until the llth year of that reign, when he 
granted the manor and castle to the king to hold for ever, without that 
that the king or any other save only William de Ros and William his son 
had anything therein from the time of the grant to William to the time of 
that enfeoffment, and the said king contiiaued his seisin thereof for his life 
and died seised thereof, whereby the castle and manor descended to the 
present king who, Avith the assent of the prelates, earls, barons and other 
magnates of England granted the said manor to William de Monte Acuto, 
with all its appurtenances and all the other lands within its liberty, to hold 
for his life, and afterwards, by other letters patent, seeing that the castle in 
the said manor was ruined and broken and that William must incur great 
expenses in repairing it, because it was situate in the march near Scotland 
and needed great furnishing for the defence of the manor and lands and of 
the people of the adjacent parts, the king, on 2 August in the 7th year of 
the reign, granted that William should have the said castle, manor and 
lands for life by the service of one knight's fee for all service, with 
remainder to John and the heirs of his body, or in default of such heirs to 
the right heirs of W^illiam ; and he produces the king's letters patent 
testifying the premises, and says that the said William de Monte Acuto 
died, and after his death he entered the castle and manor by virtue of that 
gift and now holds them ; he also says that Margaret and Isabel, after the 
death of John Salveyn and John de Knokkes, their husbands, joined the 
king's enemies in Scotland and there married Scotsmen the king's enemies, 
and had issue, and certain of that issue came with the Scots the king's 
enemies to Durem in England and were there killed in battle with other 
enemies, wherefore he craves judgment by reason of the premises and of the 
judgment rendered as aforesaid which has never been annulled, either by 
the said ordinance or by any other cause, and he craves that Gerard may be 
non-suited and that he may depart from the court quit and without a day ; 
and Gerard says that where John de IMonte Acuto alleges among other 
things that Robert de Ros was born in England and so the pardon granted 
to the Scots could not extend to him, and also John alleged that Margaret, 
Gerard's mother, and Isabel, his aunt, after the death of John Salveyn and 
John Knokkes, joined the Scots, and that Isabel had issue who came to 
Durham and were killed there, and also that William de Ros of Hamelak 
and William his son continued their estate in the castle and manor long 
after the said agreement, Gerard does not acknowledge the premises as true, 
but says that if John de Monte Acuto had taken those allegations, or any 
of the premises which could be gainsaid, for a plea to bar 

[Membrane 2.] 

his right of action, he would be ready to prove the contrary in what way 
the court might determine, but for that John has pleaded only the judgment 



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rendered in parliament, Gerard (protesting- that all the premises alleged 
against him are not true) says that he is by law discharged from answering, 
for at the time of the rendering of the aforesaid judgment the said agreement, 
upon which alone he bases his suit, was not made, for the judgment, as 
appears by the exemplification, was rendered on the octaves of the Nativity 
of the Virgin, 33 Edward I, at which date Margaret and Isabel had no 
cause of action, for that no pardon was made to reinstate those who had been 
disinherited by virtue of their adherence, but only a conference had taken 
place between the magnates of England and John Comyu of Badenagh, 
by which it was ordained that John Comyn and his adherents should be 
admitted to the king's peace, but afterwards, on 15 October in the said 
33rd year, the said king established a peace between England and Scotland, 
reciting how the people of Scotland were one time at his peace, and at his 
allegiance by homage and other obligations, as he by his council might 
ordain, and how afterwards they frequently rose against his homage and 
allegiance, and some returned to his peace and among the last John Comyn 
of Badenagh and all his other adherents, and the king, in consideration of 
the good conduct of the men of Scotland after his last departure from those 
parts, and in hope of future good behaviour, granted that his men of 
Scotland generally should be quit of life and members, imprisonment and 
disherison, and pardoned all except those still in prison, even those who had 
. not hitherto surrendered to his peace, and ^largaret and Isabel were not 
among those excepted, because after Robert's death, who was born in 
Scotland, they were under age, as appears by the proof of their age made 
in the late king's time, wdien John Salveyn, by virtue of the said ordinance, 
sued the said king offering his homage, craving that his wife's purparty 
might be delivered to him, and that king received the homage of John 
Salveyn for Mai-garet's purparty by virtue of the ordinance, and ordered that 
purparty to be delivered to him, retaining in the king's hand the purparty 
which fell to Isabel, wherefore Gerard craves judgment as at the time of 
the judgment whereby Margaret and Isabel were barred from action such 
action did not pertain to them because the said pardon was not then made, 
but the ordinance and general pardon was made afterwards and so the title 
accrued to them after the judgment ; Gerard also says that the said agree- 
ment and pardon is found in the rolls of the parliament of Edward I held at 
Carlisle in the 35th year of his reign, and so it is proved that the general 
pardon was affirmed wdth the assent of the king, the magnates and com- 
monalty of the realm, because nothing may be enrolled in the parliament 
rolls except what is agreed to by the king, peers and commonalty, wherefore 
he craves judgment and proffers a transcript of the enrolment of the said 
parliament under the exchequer seal, which testifies the premises ; and 
John de Montagu says that because Gerard does not deny that Robert de 
Ros of Werk, his ancestor, joined the Scots long before the w^ir upon which 
the said pardon was made, whereby he forfeited all his lands to the king, 
and never returned or was reconciled, and by reason of that forfeiture the 
king was seised of the said castle and manor and gave them to William de 
Ros of Hamelak as aforesaid, against whom John Salvayn and Margaret his 
wife, Gerard's ancestors, sued together with John de Knokkes and Isabel, by 
their petition in parliament, and William de Ros, then holding the castle and 
manor, came into the said parliament, and alleged as recorded above, and he 
departed quit by the judgment of parliament and his estate was confirmed 
by that judgment, and John and Margaret, John and Isabel took nothing by 
that judgment, and Gerard does not deny the continuance of the seisin of 
William de Ros and of William his son nor that the late king nor any other 
had nothing therein until the said feoffment, and the judgment still remains 



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in force, and he alleges nothing except the pardon made to the men o. 
Scotland which cannot extend to Robert de Ros, who died long before without 
the allegiance of Edward I, and also shows nothing whereby he can exact 
any inheritance of lands in England because the said pardon, even though 
it could avail him, can only extend to lands in Scotland, and as regards the 
receiving of homage by Edward I, that was only done by false suggestion and 
by inquisition of ofiice, and it does not lie with Gerard to allege that his 
present suit was founded on an ordinance after the rendering of judgment 
in the said parliament, because his said ancestors alleged the same ordinance 
to have been before the judgment of parliament, and the ordinance and 
pardon cannot be understood except for one and the same war and upon one 
and the same matter, he craves judgment as before ; and the record and 
process aforesaid and the reasons alleged by the parties having been 
diligently examined by the chancellor and treasurer, the justices of both 
Benches and all the king's council, a day was given to the parties on the 
quinzaine of Easter following to hear judgment upon the plea, on which 
day John came before the chancellor and all the council and craved judgment, 
and Gerard, being solemnly exacted, did not pursue, wherefore it was con- 
sidered that John should go thereof without a day. 

Enrolment of pleas at Westminster on the quinzaine of Easter 
29 Edward III. The king by a writ dated at Westminster on 20 February 
in the 29th year of the reign, ordered Queen Philippa or her bailifl's of 
Tyndale to notify Gerard Salvayn and all others of that liberty who hold 
lands which belonged to Robert de Ros of Werk, on the day when he joined 
the Scots against Edward I, to be in chancery on the quinzaine of Easter 
following to show cause why all those lands should not be taken into the 
king's hand by reason of Robert's treason and forfeiture and further to do 
and receive what the king's court should determine, as John Salvayn and 
Margaret his wife and Isabel, Margaret's sister, Robert's daughters and heirs, 
petitioned Edward I in parliament at Westminster in the 33rd year of his 
reign to restore to them Robert's lands in England and Scotland in 
accordance with the ordinance made in favour of the Scots who should come 
to the king's peace, and after a discussion upon the matter by that king and 
his council it was expressly recorded that Robert joined the Scots long before 
the beginning of the last war in Scotland and never thereafter returned to 
the king's peace, wherefore it seemed to the king and council that the said 
demandants should not be heard in their petition, and it was agreed that 
they should take nothing by their petition, and now the king has learned 
that several lands of Robert's inheritance which ought to escheat to the 
king by reason of Robert's treason, are in the hands of Gerard and some 
others ; and on the said day came John de Gaunt, who sues for the king, 
and the bailiff of the liberty of Tyndale returned that he notified Gerard, 
tenant of the manor of Belestre and of the town of Plemmelore in that 
liberty, which belonged to Robert at the time of joining the Scots, to be in 
chancery on the said quinzaine to show cause why the said manor and town 
should not be taken into the king's hand as aforesaid and further to do and 
receive etc., by William de Thorngrafton and John de Walton, and that there 
were no other tenants of other lands which belonged to Robert, of whom 
he was aware, and on the said quinzaine Gerard came in person, and John 
de Gaunt for the king proffers the record and process of the aforesaid 
judgment given in parliament, now exemplified under the great seal, in the 
following words [text fulluwx] dated at Westminster on the 13 November, 
28 Edward III, 



20 EDWARD III. 177 



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and he craves for the king that the said manor and town may be seised into 
the king's hand by reason of Robert's forfeiture ; and Gerard says that the 
said manor and town ought not to be so seised or confiscated, for that 
Edward I, when in Scotbmd, granted with the assent of the earls, barons 
and other lieges there to John Comyn of Badenagh that he and the men of 
Scotland with him should be safe in life and members, should be quit of 
imprisonment, and should not be disinherited, and that their heirs under age 
should enjoy the like conditions, and he says that afterwards John Balvayn 
and Margaret his wife, eldest daughter of Robert and mother of Gerard, and 
John de Knokkes and Isabel his wife, Robert's second daughter, sued to the 
late king, asserting that at the time of the said grant they were under age 
and ought to enjoy the said conditions, and they craved restitution of 
Robert's lands from the king, and offered the homage and fealty due therefor, 
and afterwards the said king was certified by William de Bevercotes, then 
his chancellor in Scotland, that Margaret and Isabel were born and baptized 
in Scotland and had proved their ages before him, and the king took the 
homage of John Salvayn for the purparty falling to Margaret of the lands 
which Robert held in chief, and rendered that purparty to John and 
Margaret, and on 20 February in the 7th year of his reign that king 
ordered John de Evere, escheator beyond Trent, to make a partition, and 
cause John and Margaret to have seisin of that purparty, retaining in the 
king's hand until further order the purparty falling to John de Knokkes and 
Isabel, and he says that the manor and town aforesaid were in that manner 
delivered to John and Margaret with other lands, and he is seised thereof as 
their son and heir, and whereas by the writ of scire facias it is supposed that 
John and Margaret sued with John de Knokkes and Isabel at another time 
in the parliament of Edward I in the 33rd year of his reign, that they might 
use and enjoy the said ordinance as regards the lands which Robert held 
in England and Scotland at the beginning of the war, he says that the suit 
and judgment ought not to prejudice them, for at the time of the judgment 
the said agreement of peace was not made, and by the exemplification it is 
clear that it was rendered on the octaves of the Nativity of the Virgin, 
83 Edward I, whereas the agreement of peace was made on 15 October in that 
year, and afterwards Edward I granted that all who rendered themselves 
to his peace, except those in his prison, should be quit of life and members 
and not be disinherited, and Margaret and Isabel were not among those 
excepted, and Gerard says that his right accrued ex post facto, to wit by the 
ordinance and pardon aforesaid, which are found enrolled in the rolls of 
parliament, 35 Edward I, of which enrolment he proffers a transcript, 
where for he craves judgment ; and John de Gaunt for the king says that 
whereas John Salvayn, Margaret and Isabel, whose heir Gerard alleges 
himself to be, founded their right upon Robert, who was a traitor who never 
returned to the king's peace, and were disinherited by judgment of parlia- 
ment, which judgment remains in force and was not annulled by the said 
ordinance or by any other cause, and that ordinance does not extend to lands 
in England or to Englishmen, and Gerard alleges nothing except a pardon 
to Scots, which cannot extend to Robert, who was a pure Englishman and 
died long before out of the king's allegiance, and it does not lie with 
Gerard to allege that the said judgment was made before the ordinance 
because his ancestors by their said petition and suit supposed the contrary, 
to wit, that the ordinance was made before the judgment of parliament, 
and Gerard also alleges for himself the receipt of homage by the king, 
which is worth nothing to him and cannot now prejudice the king because 
the receipt of that homage was only done under false suggestion and by 
inquisition of office, he craves judgment for the king; and the record 

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and process and the allegations of the parties aforesaid having been 
diligently examined by the chancellor, treasurer, justices of both Benches 
and all the king's council, it seems to them that notwithstanding Gerard's 
allegations the king has right to have execution of the said manor and 
town as confiscate by Robert's forfeiture as his writ supposes, and it is 
-1 orp determined that the king shall have execution thereof against him. 

Jan. 20. To the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer of Irelanc). Notification that 

Newcastle in consideration of the dearness of wheat and other victuals in the city of 
upon Tyne. Carlisle and the adjacent parts, the king has charged the mayor and bailiffs 
of that city to buy and purvey 1000 quarters of wheat, 20 tuns of wine and 
other necessary victuals in Ireland, where they see fit, as quickly as possible, 
to have them taken to that city for the furnishing thereof, and to hire ships 
of that land to carry the said wheat and victuals to England at a reasonable 
freight ; and order to permit the mayor and bailiffs, by Thomas de Alanby, 
William Botiller and Robert de Wilton, whom they have deputed in their 
place to execute the premises, to buy the said wheat and wine where they 
please in that land, to hire ships, lade and bring them to the said city 
without hindrance. By K. and C. 



1355. 
Jan. 26. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE S5d. 

William de Styventon, abbot of Thame, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to William de Hilton, John Wyndou and John 
James 1111. 13s. id.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in the county of Oxford. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William de Styventon, abbot 
of Thame, is bound to William de Hilton, Sir John Wyndout and John 
James in lllZ. 13s. id. by the preceding recognisance, William, John and 
John grant that if the abbot and convent of Thame perform all the 
covenants contained in certain indentures made between them and the 
said William, John and John touching the bargain of their wood of 
Notepotegrove, co. Oxford, then the said recognisance shall be null and 
void. Dated London, 20 January, 29 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that William, John and John came into the chancery at 
Westminster on 26 January and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the abbot and convent of Thame 
of the one part, and William de Hilton, Sir John Wyndout and John 
James of the other part, witnessing that the abbot and convent have sold 
to William, John and John, for a sum of money paid down by them, all 
the crop of the wood called 'Notepotegrove,' parcel of their manor of 
Wyfold, CO. Oxford, saving to the abbot and convent all the trees and 
underwood growing in the ditches and foreign growths of those ditches and 
in the hedges about the said wood as fringe of the wood, and the abbot 
and convent grant that William, John and John may enter and leave 
freely every part of that wood, to cut the wood, fell, carry and take away 
as they please, to wit from the date of these presents until the end of ten 
years following, and William, John and John grant that when they begin 
to fell the said wood they will do so equally by reasonable pieces, saving that 
they may fell the great trees when they please within the said term, so 
that the abbot and convent may enclose the parts of the wood cleared, after 
the crop thereof is taken away, saving to William, John and John free 
entry and issue as aforesaid. Dated Wyfold, i February, 29 Edward III. 
French . 

Memorandum that the abbot and convent and William, John and John 
came into the chancery at Westminster on 4 February and acknowledged 
the preceding indenture. 



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Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas the king has granted by 
charter to Ralph bishop of Bath and Wells and his successors and to their 
churches of Bath and Wells that the bishop's manor of Cheddre with its 
appurtenances in Somerset, formerly of the ancient demesne of the crown, 
which is within the bounds of the forest of Menedep, should be disaflforested 
and remain so, saving to the king his fee farm, as is fully contained 
in the said charter [text f/iven], dated Westminster, 1 September in the 
11th year of the reign and witnessed by J. archbishop of Canterbury, H. 
bishop of Lincoln, Master Robert de Stretford, elect of Chichester, the 
chancellor, John de Warenna earl of Surrey, Henry de Lancastria earl 
of Derby, William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, Henry de Ferar[iis], 
John Darcy, steward of the king's household, and others, Roger de Bello 
Campo, knight, chief forester of that forest, ratifies the said charter by 
these presents, and has released to the bishop all his right and claim 
in the forest, custody or bailiwick of the forest and forestership in that 
manor. Witnesses : Edmund de Clyvedon, John de Clyvedon, Walter 
Pavely, John de Palton, Walter do Rodeneye, knights, Edmund de Lyonne, 
John de Mershton. Dated Wells, 27 January, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Roger came into the chancery at Westminster on 
28 January and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Jan. 26. Gilbert Chasteleyn, knight of the county of Oxford, acknowledges that 

Westminster, he owes to John Malewayn, citizen of London, 80/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in that county. 
Cancelled on pai/ment. 

Enrolment of grant by Robert bishop of Salisbury to Sir William de 
Mountague, earl of Salisbury, of all his goods and chattels in England, 
moveable and immoveable. Dated London, 8 February, 29 Edward III. 
French. 

Mevwrandum that the bishop came into the chancery at Westminster on 
12 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Membrane sid. 

Feb. 4. Richard de Goldesburgh, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 

Westminster, de Wynterton 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the county of York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John Edward acknowledges that he owes to John de Colonic, armourer, 
20^ ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 

William de Bridsale of Carleton in Kesteven acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Broghton, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
Lincoln. 

Feb. 10. William de Northbrok of Stepelmordon acknowledges"" that he owes to 

Westminster. Thomas Beket 50 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Cambridge. 

Enrolment of grant by Henry le Cok of Berkhamstede to Henry de 
Bresele of all his field called ' Kynggeshull' lying near Shokeresway, with 
hedges and ditches and all its appurtenances in the halimote of Berkham- 
stede. Witnesses : Adam Pof of Berkhamstede, William le Cok of the 
same, Thomas de Gastyngthorp of the same, Richard Clay of the same, 
William Riche, Stephen Champeneye. Dated la Maudeleyne, Thursday 
before the Purification, 29 Edward III. 



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Enrolment of release by Henry le Cok of Berkhamstede to Henry de 
Bresele of all his right and claim in all the field called ' KynggeshuU ' lying 
near Shokeresway in the haliraote of Berkhamstede. Witnesses : Adam Pof 
of Berkhamstede, William le Cok of the same, Thomas de Gastyngthorp 
of the same, Richard Clay of the same, William Riche, William Fraunkeleyn 
and Stephen Chaumpeneys. Dated la Maudeleyne, Tuesday after the 
Purification, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Henry le Cok came into chancery at London on 
10 Februrary and acknowledged the preceding charter and writing. 

Feb. 12. Robert bishop of Salisbury acknowledges that he owes to William 

Westminster bishop of Winchester and to John de Bello Campo of Warrewyk 500 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in Wilts. 

Cancelled on faijtncnt, acknoirlcd/jcd by the biahop oj Winc^ieHter. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was made for the security for 
payment of 500 marks by the bishop of Salisbury to the king, for a release 
made by the king to the bishop of the right pertaining to the king in the 
castle of Shirbourn, which the bishop recovered against William de Monte 
Acuto, earl of Salisbury, before the justices of the Bench. 

Feb. 12. Robert bishop of Salisbury, John de la Chaumbre, John Gogh, Walter 

Westminster. Waleys, Master Richard Nitherhaven, Roger de Clone and Bartholomew de 
Bradene, canons of St. Mary's church, Salisbury, acknowledge that they 
severally owe to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, 10,000^. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoidedijed by Packard de Chadesle, the earVs 
attorney. 

William de Monte Acuto puts in his place Richard de Chadesle to prosecute 

the execution of the preceding recognizance for 10,000Z. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas John son of Peter de Hothom, 
knight, granted to John de Hothom his son and Juetta his wife and to 
the heirs of their bodies, all the manor of Fifhide, in Essex, with all its 
appurtenances and with all the lands which formerly belonged to Sir John 
Brette, knight, in that town, and with the advowsons and knights' fees 
pertaining thereto, to wit whatever he had in lordship, demesne or service 
in that town, saving to the grantor for life certain pensions and the 
presentation to Fifhide church, if void in his time, with remainder, if John 
and Juetta die without such heir to Sir Henry le Scrop, knight, son of Sir 
Geoffrey le Scrop, knight, and now John has died without an heir by Juetta, 
and she has demised the said manor, lands and advowson to Sir Henry to 
hold for her life, whereby Henry is seised thereof as of fee and right, the 
said John son of Peter has granted whatever right he had in the advowson 
to the said Henry and he has released to Henry all his right and claim in 
the said manor, lands and advowson. Witnesses : Thomas de Ughtreth, 
Gerard Salvayne, Thomas de Hcslarton, John Tempest the son, knights ; 
Peter de Richemond, Thomas de Ingilby, Laurence Hauberk, Richard 
de Fifhide, William de Topclif, clerk. Dated London, Thursday before 
St. Valentine, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the said John son of Peter came into the chancery at 
London on 12 February, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Feb. 12. Robert de Stotcvill of Cotyngham, and Nicholas de Stotevill, clerk, acknow- 

Westrainster. ledge that they severally owe to Thomas do Beverlaco 40/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the county of York, 
Cancelled on payment. 



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Feb. 16. 
Westminster, 



F6b. 18. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 19. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 24. 
W estniinster. 



Mcinbranf 34'/ — cont. 

John Trayly, pars^ou of Swanton Morle church, and Thomas de Buxton, 
parson of Byntre church, acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Uf!"ord, 
earl of Suliblk, and to Margaret late the wife of Roger de Mendham 40/. : 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in Norfolk. 

Thomas Kaynes of Wynkelegh acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Newenham, clerk, 40.<t. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Devon. 

Thomas Ughtred, knight, acknowledges that he owes to .John archbishop 
of York 60 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 
Cancelled on pai/ment. 

Gerard de Insula, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugettus 
Provaune and to Anthony de Valle Sancti Martini, merchants of Lombardy, 
200 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Palton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph earl of 
Stafford 400/. ; to be levied etc. in Somerset. 
Cancelled on payment, 

Ela late the wife of Robert fitz Payn acknowledges that she owes to 
Guy de Bryene^ knight, and to John Gogh, clerk, 80i. ; to be levied etc. in 
Somerset. 

Memorandum that William de Burstall, clerk, received this recognisance 
by writ of dcdimus jwtestatem, which is on the files among the writs of this 
year. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Ela late the wife of Sir Robert 
fitz Payn is bound to Sir Guy Bryen and to John Gogh in SO/, by the 
preceding recognisance, to be paid at Easter and Midsummer next in equal 
portions, John grants for Guy and himself that if she pay them 40/. at the 
said terms at Salisbury, then the recognisance shall be null and void. 
Dated London, 25 February, 29 Edward III. French. 

Memorandii))! that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 
25 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



MEMBRANE 33c/. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Robert bishop of Salisbury and 
Sir William de Mountague, earl of Salisbury, witnessing an accord between 
the said parties to wit that as a writ of right is pending in the king's court 
between the bishop as demandant and the earl as tenant of the castle of 
Shirbourn, in which plea they have proceeded so far that the issue thereupon 
is joined between them, it is agreed that the earl shall make default in the 
plea so that the bishop may have final judgment, and also that after 
the execution of that judgment the earl shall release his right and bind 
himself and his heirs to warrant the castle to the bishop and to his 
successors, and he will do this by defeasance on either side, which shall be 
confirmed by the chapter of Salisbury, that the said warranties shall not 
extend to their charge for deraigning warranty or enforcing it, but only 
for indemnifying them and their heirs, and further the earl will make an 
annuity of 200/. yearly to the bishop and to his successors to be taken of 
his manor of Mertok in Somerset, with clause of distraint, upon condition 



182 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 



Feb. 21. 
Westminster 



Fob. 22. 
Westminster. 

Feb, 6. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 33d — cont. 

that if in time to come the bishop lose the castle at the suit of the earl or 
of his heirs the .said annuity shall remain in force, but otherwise not, and 
the earl will suffer the bishop's estate to be assured by another judgment 
against him at the bishop's cost ; on the other hand, to have this agreement 
the bishop will give to the earl 2500 marks, 500 marks to be paid at the 
quinzaine of Easter next at Salisbury, to wit at the cathedral church, 
500 marks at the quinzaine of Midsummer then following, 250 marks at the 
quinzaine of Easter thereafter, 250 marks at the quinzaine of Michaelmas 
thereafter, and so from year to year until the 2500 marks be paid, and as 
security for this the bishop will grant with the assent of his chapter under 
the seal of the bishop and chapter a yearly rent of 200^. to the earl for ever, 
to be received of his manor of Poterne, with clause of distraint, which 
shall be confirmed by the chapter between now and the third week of Lent 
next, and it shall also be confirmed by the king, at the suit and costs of 
the bishop, between now and Easter next, and as security for his making 
that annuity the bishop shall give to the earl by deed all his goods and 
chattels, which deed shall be enrolled and shall remain in the custody of 
the bishop of Winchester, the treasurer, in indifferent hand ; also the bishop 
of Salisbury will make an annuity of 2001. for his own life to the said earl to 
be received of the manor of Poterne, with clause of distraint, and the bishop 
and six of his canons will make a recognisance in chancery for 10,000Z. to 
the earl, that the bonds and charges shall be made to the earl as aforesaid, 
and when it is made and confirmed as aforesaid, all the other charges, 
recognisances and bonds made by the bishop shall lose their force; and if 
the bishop pay the said 2500 marks to the earl as agreed, the annuity 
shall lose its force, and if the earl fail in his part in any of the conditions 
aforesaid, he shall incur all the penalties and bonds made by him, and the 
bonds made by the bishop and the others shall lose their force. Dated 
Westminster, 7 February, 29 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that the said parties came into the chancery at London on 
16 February and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of release by John Ammory of Sadyngton to William de 
Byfeld of all his right and claim in all the lands which William holds in 
Little Dodyngton for his life, of John's demise. Dated Whishton, Sunday 
after St. Denis, 28 Edward III. Witnesses : John de Cugenho and Nicholas 
his brother, Thomas de Hauton, John le Freman, William Bernard. 

Memorandum that John came into the chancery at London on 14 February, 
and acknowledged the preceding writing. 

Richard Lacer, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
Ed[mund] de Northtoft and to Ellis de Banstede of Berkyng 2001. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of 
London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Sobbury of Leyghtenebosard, the younger, acknowledges that he 
owes to Robert Swetesire of Wyngrave 18 marks ; to be levied etc. in 
the county of Bedford. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order, upon sight of these 
presents, to cause a proclamation to be made that no pilgrim shall cross 
from that port to parts beyond, and no master or mariner shall take them 
across without the king's special command, upon pain of forfeiture, and if 
they find any pilgrims crossing after the proclamation they shall take them 
and keep them in prison until further order, certifying the king in chancery 
from time to time of the names of those so taken. By K. and C. 

[Fadera.^ 



29 EDWARD 111. 



188 



1355. 



Membrane SSd — emit. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dover and of nine other towns. 

The bailiffs of Shorham and of twenty eight other towns. 

The sheriffs of London. 

Bartholomew de Burgherssh, warden of the Cinque Ports. [Ibid.] 



MEMBRANE 32d. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriffs of London. Order to release Thomas de Baldcswell, 

Westminster, 'goldesmyth,' and William Hatfeld, 'goldesmyth,' from prison if they shall 
find mainpernors who will undertake to have them before the king or his 
justices to stand to right in the following matters, as they are indicted and 
imprisoned in Neugate, it is said, for aiding and abetting Henry Horn, 
who was convicted of divers misdeeds against the king and the royal 
dignity, and they have petitioned the king to order their release by a 
mainprise, as they are ready to answer upon the premises before the justices 
and to stand to right in accordance with the law and custom of England. 

By K. on the information of John de Bello Campo. 

Feb. 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to continue in the 

Westminster, same state in which they now are until the quinzaine of Easter next, all 

proceedings pending in the exchequer between the king and William de la 

Pole, the elder, and to permit him to go free in the meantime wdthout 

taking any mainprise from him. By K. and C. 

March 3. William abbot of Stanlegh acknowledges for himself and convent that 
Westminster, they owe to John Pynselegel, citizen of London, 801. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Wilts. 

March 4. John de Grey of Rotherfeld, knight, acknowledges that he owes to David 
Westminster, de Wollore, clerk, 20^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

March 10. Thomas Frembaud the younger acknowledges that he owes to John 
Westminster. Mautravers, knight, 40^. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Buckingham. 

March 8. To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to receive the measures 
Westminster, agreeing with the standard which the king has caused to be made and 
sends to him, and immediately to cause proclamation to be made in those 
counties, in market towns and other fit places that all who have such 
measures shall bring them to the sheriff and make them agree with the 
standard in all things, and that no one, upon pain of forfeiture, shall use 
any other measures in buying and selling than those agreeing with the 
standard, as the statute made at Westminster in the 25th year of the reign 
contains that all measures, to wit, the bushel, half-bushel, and 'peck' 
throughout England shall agree with the standard of London. 

March IL To the warden of the Flete prison. Order to release Walter de Chiriton, 
Westminster, who is detained in that prison, by the mainprise of John de Chirbury and 
Hugh de Ulseby of London, Robert de Thorn ey and Robert de Braundeston 
of London, and Geoffrey de Chiriton, of the county of Warrewyk, who 
have undertaken to have Walter before the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer on the morrow of the close of Easter next, to do and receive 
what they shall order. By C. 



184 



CALENME OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 

March 7. 

Westminster. 



Membrmie 32d — cont. 



March 17. 

Westminster. 



March 12. 
Westminster. 



To the warden of the Flete prison. Order to release from that prison 
Edward de Cretjng, knight, late sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk and 
escheator in those counties, as he has taken oath in chancery that he will 
on the octaves of Michaelmas next return to that prison, where he is 
detained for divers debts in which he is bound at the exchequer for the 
time when he was in the said offices, to stay there until he has satisfied the 
king for those debts. By K. on the information of Richard de Norwico. 

Enrolment of general release by John de Bedeford, citizen and skinner 
of London, to John Mayu, the king's Serjeant at arms. Dated London, 
Wednesday after St. Matthias, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John de Bedeford came into the chancery on 16 March 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John Snyterle of Potton acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Reymes 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of Bedford. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order upon sight of these presents 
to cause proclamation to be made that no one, upon pain of forfeiture, 
shall accept the new money of Scotland when offered as current, and such 
money, if so offered, shall be arrested and remain forfeit to the king, but 
any one may buy it at its true value to bring to the king's bullion, to be 
melted and to receive money of the king's coin to the value thereof, and 
the ancient money of Scotland shall remain current as heretofore, and if 
after the proclamation the sheriff find any using the said new money other 
than as aforesaid, he shall take them with the said money and keep them 
safely in prison, answering to the king for all that money and certifying 
him from time to time of the names of the persons and the sum of the 
money arrested, as although the ancient money of Scotland used to be 
of the same weight and alloy as was the money of sterling of England, 
wherefore it was current in England, yet a new money, like the old money, 
but of less weight and weaker alloy has bean coined in Scotland and is 
becoming current in England, to the damage of the king and his people, if 
it be longer permitted. By K. 

\Fcedera.'\ 



MEMBRANE Sid. 

Enrolment of grant by Ela late the wife of Sir Robert Fitz Payn to Sir 
John Gogh, archdeacon of St. Davids, Sir Nicholas de Poins and John 
Brune of a yearly rent of 80Z. of her manors of Stoke Cursy, Wyk, 
Wyndyat, Lude and Brighampton for her life, with power of distraint if 
the rent bo in arrear. In name of possession of the rent she has paid Gd. 
to them of the rent, in proof of attornment. Dated London, 22 February, 
29 Edward III. Froich. 

Mfiiwraiidiim. that on 24 February Ela came before William de Burstall, 
clerk, at London, by virtue of a writ to him on the files of this year, and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on 22 February, 29 Edward III, 
between Ela late the wife of Sir Robert Fitz Payn, of the one part, and 
Sir John Gogh, Sir Nicholas Poins and John Brune, of the other part, 
witnessing that whereas Ela has granted to John, Nicholas and John a 
yearly rent of 80/. issuing from the manors contained in her letters patent 
to them thereupon they grant that if she pay to John Gogh 40^ on the 



^^ EDWAED 111. 



185 



1355. 



Feb. 26. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 24. 
Westminster. 



March 4. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Sid — cont. 

octaves of Easter next in the cathedral church of Salisbury, the said 
annuity shall be null. Frcncli. 

Meiiioi-anduin that John Gogh came into the chancery at London on 
25 February and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

John de Brampton, parson of St, Peter's church, Bristol, in the diocese 
of Worcester, and John de Ditton, parson of Ripton Abbas church, in the 
diocese of Lincoln, acknowledge that they severally owe to Richard de 
Thoresby, clerk, (SI. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the county of Lincoln. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until 
Michaelmas next the account of Master John de Stretele, constable of 
Bordeaux, which he is bound to render before them for the issues of the 
duchy [of Aquitaine]. By K. 

Stephen de Stanford, citizen and dyer of London, acknowledges that he 
owes to Margaret late the wife of John le Spenser of Aldebury 100 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city 
of London. 

Cancelled on paijment, acknowledr/ed by Stephen Frankeleyn, rector of Aldebury 
church, one of the exectitors of Margaret's ivill. 

Enrolment of bond by Ralph de Mebourn to David de Wollore, clerk, 
in 40s. to be paid on the feast of St. George next. Dated London, 
28 February, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Ralph cameinto the chancery at London on 28 February 
and acknowledged the preceding bond. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the men 
of certain parishes of Northumberland and the sheriff of that county to have 
the respite granted to them by the king, as of his favour he granted to 
the men of the parishes of Chevelyngham, Wolloure, Emeldon, Chatton, 
Werkworth, Routhebury, Ellesden, Brankeston, Fenton, Horton, Karham 
and Forde, and to John de Coupeland, the sheriff, respite until the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas next for the GOOl. 3.s, Id. with which they charged the 
sheriff for those men for the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces granted 
in the 14th year of the reign, and also for other sums exacted of them for 
that ninth, and the king gave a like respite to the men of other parishes 
of the county, to wit, of Aldeston, Simondesburn, Hautwisel, Whitefeld, 
Knaresdale, Horsley, Whelpyngton, Ovyngeham, Hawe, Thokeryngton, 
Slaveley, Angreham and Alwenton, for all sums exacted of them for 
the ninth. By C. 

The like to the sheriff of Northumberland to cause the men of those 
parishes to have such respite until the said quinzaine. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Ela late the wife of Sir 
Robert Fitzpayn granted to Nicholas de Poins, knight, John Brune and 
Sir John Gogh, archdeacon of St. Davids, a yearly rent of 80Z. to be received 
of the manors of Stokcursy, Wyk, Wyndyat, Lud and Brighampton, for 
the term of her life, the said Nicholas and John Brune have granted the 
said rent, so far as it pertains to them, to Sir Robert Fitzpayn of Codenore 
and Ehzabeth his wife, for Ela's life. Dated London, 22 February, 
2ij Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that the said Nicholas and John Brune on 12 March came 
before William de Burstall, clerk, at London, by virtue of a writ to him on 
the files of this year, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



186 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 

March 16. 

Westminster. 



Mai-ch 21. 
The Tower. 



March 24. 
Westminster. 



March 2G. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 31</ — cont. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to permit Master Paul de Monte 
Florum to have the respite given him by the king until one month from 
Easter next for all debts and accounts in which he is bound at the 
exchequer. By C. 

Enrolment of general release by Robert son and heir of Thomas de 
Wrytle, to Simon Fraunceys, citizen and mercer of London. Dated 
London, 26 February, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Robert came into the chancery at London on 23 March 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Michael de Gascoigne, 'maleman,' is sent to the abbot and convent of 
Oseneye to receive such maintenance in that abbey for life as Nicholas 
Baker, deceased, had there at the order of the late king. By p.s. [22721.] 

Nicholas de Loveyne, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Burton, goldsmith of London, 80^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Kent. 

Cancelled un pai/)iient. 

William de Burton, goldsmith of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
Nicholas de Loveyne, knight, 801. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 
Cancelled on liayment. 

Cristina Durvassal, prioress of Cookhull, acknowledges for herself and 
convent that they owe to Robert de Utilicote, parson of Bishampton 
church, 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the county of Worcester. 



MEMBRANE 30(/. 

March 7. Hugh de Wrottesley, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the king 
Westminster. 2000Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the county of Stafford. 

Memorandum that William- bishop of Winchester, the chancellor, on 14 
Xovonber in the 31st year of the reign, said in full chancery that the kiny 
ordered the preceding recoynisance to be cancelled, and therefore it is cancelled. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and Sir Hugh de 
Wrottesley, knight, witnessing that whereas Hugh is bound to the king 
in 2000^. by the preceding recognisance, to be paid at the quinzaine of 
Midsummer next, the king grants that if neither Hugh nor any other by 
his procurement or assent henceforth trespass against Katherine de Lutteley, 
Philip de Lutteley, William de Perton, John de Perton and Leo de Perton, 
in body or goods, then the recognisance shall be null. Dated Westminster, 
8 March, 29 Edward III. French. 



March 27. 

Westminster. 



Thomas de Frowyk acknowledges that he owes to Andrew Aubrey, 
citizen of London, 40L ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Middlesex. 

Cancelled on jmyment, acknouiedyed by John Aubrey, executor of Andrew's 
uill. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that William de la Pole the elder, knight, 
has granted to the king 1000 marks yearly rent to be received of all the lands 
which he has or may have in the county of York and elsewhere in England, 
for the life of Katherine, wife of the grantor, with power of distraint if the 
rent be in arrear. Dated Westminster, 1 IMarch, 29 Edward III. French. 



i 



^9 EDWARD Itl. 187 



1355. 



Schedule. 



Afterwards because the said Katherme, by her deed dated 14 December in the 
iQth year of the reiyn, enrolled on the dorse of the close roll of that year and 
sent to the exchequer to he kept in the treasury there, after Willianis death 
released to the kiny her dower and all her riyht and claim, by u-haterer title in 
all the manors, lands and rents contained in the indenture here enrolled, the 
deed of 1000 marks yearly made to the kiny by William is annulled and is 
delivered to Michael de la Pole, William's son and heir, for his discharye in 
accordance with the said indenture ; wherefore this enrolment is cancelled. 



Membrane SOd — cant. 

Enrolment of grant by William de la Pole the elder, knight, to the king 
of 2001. of yearly rent to be received of all the lands which he has or may 
have in the county of York and elsewhere in England, with power of 
distraint if the rent be in arrear. Dated Westminster, 1 March, 
29 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that William came into the chancery at London on 1 March 
and acknowledged the preceding deeds. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and William de la Pole 
the elder, knight, witnessing that whereas William has granted to the king 
by the two preceding deeds two yearly rents of 1000 marks and 200/., the 
king grants that if Katharine, William's wife, die during William's life, 
or if after William's death she make release to the king of the dower 
which ought to pertain to her of the manor of Brustwyk in Holderness 
and of the manors and towns of Cleton, Little Humbre, Burton Pidsee, 
Outhorn, Withornsee, Skeftelyng, Kilnesee, Esyngton, Preston, Boiade- 
brustewyk, Eavensere, Hedon, Barowe, Paghelflete, Sprotleye, Lelle Dyke 
and Elstanwyk, with the appurtenances, together with the wapentake of 
Holdernesse and of a ferm called the serjeanty of the crown, which are 
members and of the appurtenances of the manor of Brustwyk, and also of 
210 acres of land and 92 acres of meadow of the demesne lands of that 
manor in Skeklyng and the said towns of Lelle Dyke and Elstanwyk, and 
of the towns and hamlets of Northorp, Hoton, Synthorp and Dymelton and 
of 20 bovates of land with appurtenances called ' Rugemound,' and of the 
manor or town of Skipsee with the bailiwick and hamlet of Newehithe, and 
of the homages and services of the free tenants in Holem and in all their 
other members and appurtenances, and also of the manors of Gryngeleye 
and Wheteleye, co. Nottingham, and of a yearly rent of 2G0 marks which 
William received of the issues of the ancient custom of wool, hides and 
woolfells in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull and of all the other lands 
which William had of the king's gift, which manors, towns, etc. William 
has surrendered into the king's hand, the said deed for 1000 marks shall 
lose its force and all William's lands shall be discharged of the 1000 marks ; 
that if Katherine survive William and recover her said dower the annuity of 
1000 marks shall run and be levied of William's lands for her life, and after 
her death the deed for 1000 marks shall be null; and that the said lands 
shall be discharged of the said annuity during the life of William ; the king 
also grants that if Edmund de la Pole, William's son, die before he attain to 
full age without suing before the king to recover the manor of Kayngham 
or parcel thereof, which manor Edmund and Thomas his brother had of 
the king's gift and which they have surrendered to the king, or if Edmund, 
within three years from his coming of age, release all his right in that 
manor and refuse recovery thereof before the release is made, the said deed 
for 200Z. shall be null, but otherwise it shall remain in force ; that if 



188 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1355. 



April 22. 
Westminster. 



April 25. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 30d — cont. 

Edmund or his heirs recover the manor or any parcel thereof with the 
issues against the king, from the time that the king so loses the issues the 
annuity of 200/. shall run upon William's lands; and that William's lands 
shall be discharged of the said annuity of 200Z. until default be found in 
Edmund or his heirs in the accomplishment of the conditions aforesaid ; 
and for the greater security of the king in the matter William has promised 
that Katherine and Edmund shall come before the king's council and shall 
there swear upon the gospels in the presence of a notary, to wit that 
Katherine, if she survive William, will release to the king all her right in 
the said dower, and Edmund within three years of coming of age will release 
to the king all his right in the manor of Kayngham in the form aforesaid. 
Dated Westminster, 4 March, 29 Edward III. French. 

Memorandmn that William came into the chancery at London on 4 March 
and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Ralph Thurbarn acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Ramesey, citizen 
and fishmonger of London, lOOL ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Bellophago and John his son acknowledge that they owe to 
John de Staftbrd 80 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Oxford. 



April 1. 
Westminster. 



April 11. 
Westminster. 



April 14. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 2dd. 

Walter de Wodland, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Northwell, clerk, 36/. 13s. 4^/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Devon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of surrender by Peter de Brugge to the king of all the lands 
with appurtenances which belonged to Walter de la Vale in Neusum, 
CO. Northumberland, and which he held of the king's grant. Dated 
London, 23 March, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Peter came into the chancery at Westminster on the 
said day and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Hugh de Poyntz, brother of Sir Nicholas de 
Poyntz, lord of Corymalet, to Robert Kynebell of Berkhampstead and to 
Christiana his wife of all his right and claim in the manor of Dullyngham, 
CO. Cambridge, which he had for life of the grant of the said Sir Nicholas, 
for 10/. yearly. Hugh has also made a general release to Robert and 
Cristiana by this deed. Witnesses: Richard Smelt, then sheriff of London, 
Robert de Reynham, Nicholas Turk, citizens and fishmongers of London, 
John Gogh, William Gysne, John de Loundres, John de Kirkeby. Dated 
London, Saturday in Easter week, 29 Edward HI. French. 

Memorandum that Hugh came into the chancery at Westminster on the 
said day and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Robert dc Kynebell acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Pointz 40 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the county of Cambridge. 

John de Palton, sheriff of Somerset, acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Foxele 82/. 2s. %kd. ; to be levied etc. in the said county. 

Cancelled on payment acknoxiiedned by William de Wykham, attorney of 
Jolin de Fo.vele. 

The same John de Foxele puts in his place William de Wykham to 
prosecute the execution of the preceding recognisance. 



29 EDWARD III. 



189 



1355. 
May 2, 

Westminster. 

April 14. 
Westminster. 

April 13. 

Westminster. 



April 15. 

Westminster. 

April 15. 

Westminster. 

April 15. 

Westminster. 



April IG. 
Westminster. 



April 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 29cl — cont. 

Nicholas de Loveyne, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Simon de 
Pistorio, spicer of London, 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 

William de Meldon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master John 
de Lecche, clerk, 301. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Oxford. 

John de Broke is sent to the abbot and convent of Nottele to receive 
such maintenance from their house for life as John le Bacheler, deceased, 
had there at the king's order. By K. 

John Hertangre of Maydenston acknowledges that he owes to Stephen 
de Sutton of Maydenston 40 marks ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 

John de Huntyngfeld, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Peter Sterre, 
citizen of London, 400Z. ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 

John de Cobham of Kondale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert Vynter of Maydenstan 20 marks ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that Sir John son of Stephen de 
Cobham of Rundale, knight, demised to Robert Vyntier of Maydenstan, for 
his good service, 4 marks yearly rent with the services of Henry Picard, 
citizen of London, John's tenant of the lands whereof that rent arises, to 
wit of certain marshes and other lands in the island of Shepeye, co. Kent, 
to hold for Robert's life by the service of a rose yearly to be paid at 
Midsummer in John's manor of Alynton. Dated Maydenstan, 21 May, 
24 Edward III. 

Meiitormuhuii that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 
15 April and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to supersede by a mainprise the 
execution of a writ of exigents against John Wyberd, as by writ de judicio 
the king ordered the sheriff to put John in exigents until he should be 
outlawed and if he should appear to take him and keep him safely in 
prison, so that he should have him before the justices at Westminster on a 
day still to come, to answer Elizabeth de Burgo upon a plea to render 
account to her for the time when he was receiver of her money, and John 
has petitioned the king to order the execution of that writ to be superseded 
by a mainprise, as he is ready to answer Elizabeth upon the said account 
in accordance with the law and custom of the realm, and further to stand 
to right in all things, and Robert Archer, Thomas Poley, Ralph Wolsy and 
Richard Stacy of that county have mainperned in chancery upon pain of 
100^. each to have John before the justices on the said day to stand to 
right in the premises. 

Walter de Mauny, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Benstede 500 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of Hertford. 

Un IB October he paid 100 inarlxs thereuf to Jolm Pecche, attorney of 
John de Bensted, as John Pecche acknoaiedtjed, and afterwards on 18 Jnhj 
in the SOth year of the reiyn he paid 601. to the said attorney. 

Enrolment of release by John de Benstede, son and heir of Edmund de 
Benstede, to Walter de Mauny, lord of Mauny, knight, of all actions and 
suits which he may have against him by reason of waste, sale or destruction 
in the lands, houses, woods, gardens and men of his inheritance after the 
death of Edmund or of any trespasses committed by Walter while the lands 
of that inheritance were in the king's hand and in Walter's wardship by 
the king's comnaission, saving to John the right to take and deraign the 



190 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 



April 20. 

Westminster, 



Aug. 23. 
Westminster. 



Metiihrane 29'/ — cont. 

bodies of his neifs if any fled or are otherwise eloigned from that inheritance. 
Dated London, 16 April, 29 Edward IIL 

Memorandum that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 
18 April and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Sir Walter de Mauny, lord of 
Mauny, and John de Benstede, witnessing that whereas Walter is bound to 
John in 500 marks by a recognizance made in chancery, John grants that if 
Walter pay him 100 marks in the church of St. Thomas de Acres in Chepe, 
London, on the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, on the quinzaine of Easter 
following 50Z. and on the quinzaine of Michaelmas thereafter 50Z., then 
the said recognisance shall be null and void. Dated London, 22 April, 
29 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 
22 April and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

John de Thame of Gretford, John Story of Sleford and Robert Ulf of 
Cirantham acknowledge that they severally owe to William de Dalton, clerk, 
IGOZ.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
the county of Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Memorandum, that William grants that if John, John and Robert pay him 
80Z. at Midsummer next, then the said recognizance shall be null. 

John de Benstede puts in his place John Pecche, citizen of London, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognizance for 500 marks made to him in 
chancery by Walter de Mauny, knight. 



April 14. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 28d. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 
proclamation to be made that no merchant or other persons shall take any 
wheat out of England to any part beyond, except to Calais for the furnishing 
thereof, without the king's special licence, upon pain of the forfeiture of 
that wheat, and if they find any wheat on board ship to be so taken after 
the proclamation they shall arrest it as forfeit and keep it safe until further 
order, informing the king in chancery from time to time of the wheat and 
of the value and owners thereof. By C. 

[F(edera.] 
The like to the following, to wit : 

The sheriff of Northumberland and the sheriffs of twenty other counties. 
Henry duke of Lancaster. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle on Tyne and of eight other towns. 
The bailiffs of Scardeburgh and of fifteen other towns. 
Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports. [Ibid.] 

Enrolment of grant by John Pyel of Irtlyngburgh, citizen and merchant 
of London, to Simon de Braybrok, rector of Cranessle church, John Brest of 
Hegham Ferrers, chaplain, and Richard Bryan, chaplain, of his manor 
of Cranessle with all the rights and appurtenances thereof and with the 
advowson of Cranessle church, all the other lands, rents and services which 
he held in that town with all the goods and chattels pertaining thereto and 
to tbe manor. Witnesses : Walter de Dalderbuy, lord of Lodyngton, John 
de Cranessle, Simon do Wclewes of Cranessle, Thomas de Sancto Germano, 
John Campion, John Miryden, John Keteryngg of Irtlyngburgh. Dated 
Cranessle, Monday before St. Gregory, 29 Edward III. 

Mrmorandiiin that John Pyel came into the chancery at Westminster on 
22 April and acknowledged the preceding charter. 



29 EDWARD III. 



191 



1355. 



April 23. 
Westminster. 



April 24. 

Westminster. 

■ April 21. 
Westminster. 



April 26. 

Westminster 



April 28. 
Westminster. 



May 4. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 2.Sd — cont. 

Enrolment of grant by Simon de Braybrok, rector of Craneslee church, 
John Freest of Ileigham Ferers, chaplain, and Richard Bryan, chaplain, to 
Adam Fraunceys, citizen of London, and John Pyel of Irtlyngburgh, of their 
manor of Craneslee, which they held of the feoffment of the said John 
Piel, with the advowson of Craneslee church and all other lands, rents and 
services which they had of his feoffment in that town, with all goods and 
chattels therein and in the said manor. Witnesses : — Walter Dalderby, 
knight, Thomas de Sancto Germano, John de Craneslee, John de Walde- 
grave, William de Harwedone, John Leukenore. Dated Craneslee, Saturday 
the feast of St. Benedict the Abbot, 29 Edward III. 

John Avenel, knight, and Warin de Bassyngbourn, of Wynpole acknow- 
ledge that they severally owe to John de Insula of Rougemont 100/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the county of 
Cambridge. 

Cancelled on payment acknoivledijed by Adam de Fynberyh and Ed[niHnd] de 
Cotyni/ham, executors of the ivill of the aaid John de Insida. 

John Felstede of Bentowode acknowledges that he owes to John le 
Clerk, citizen and corder of London, 201. ; to be levied etc. in Essex. 

Henry Laurence, 'loutrer,' is sent to the abbot and convent of Bordesleto 
receive such maintenance of that house for life as Robert le Sojornant had 
there at the king's request. By p.s. [22738.] 

Gerard de Grymston of Guthemundham acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Askham, clerk, and to Geoffrey de Kedyngton, clerk, 6Z. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county, of 
York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ela late the wife of Robert fitz Payn acknowledges that she owes to John 
Mautravers, knight, 120L; to be levied etc. in Somerset. 

Enrolment of release by John de Insula of Rougemont to Richard 
Tempest, knight, John de Creyk, clerk, and William de Neuport, clerk, and 
William's heirs, of all his right and claim in the advowson of the church of 
Kirkeby Oreblawers. Dated Harwod, 30 April, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandwn that the said John de Insula came into the chancery at 
London on 30 April and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by John de Blecchynglye of 
Wodestok from William de Shareshull and John Mundy of Wodestok, of 
20Z. to make profit thereof for them and to render account to them therefor 
when required. Dated London, 2 May, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the said John de Blecchynglye came into the chancery 
at London on 2 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Sancto Botolpho acknowledges that he owes to Richard earl 
of Arundel 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of Lincoln. 

Cancelled, on payment. 

Enrolment of release by Thurstan de Wygan of Hertford to John de 
Wygan, citizen of London, of all his right and claim in all those tene- 
ments with houses biiilt thereon and certain other appurtenances, which 
he held in Fletestrete in the parish of St. Bride in the suburb of London, 
which tenements extend in breadth from Sholane towards the east [to] the 



192 



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1355. 



May 6. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 28(/ — (-(mt. 



tenement of the hermit of Ciipulgate, which formerly belonged to William 
Claptus, towards the west, and in length from the highway of Fletestrete 
towards the south to the tenement of the abbot of Vale Royal {Valle Ref/ali) 
towards the north ; Walter Turk being then mayor of London, Ralph de 
Lenne and Adam de Bury then sheriffs of that city, Richard le Lacer then 
alderman of that ward. Witnesses : Nicholas le Sporier, Adam Haket, 
Nicholas le Peuterer, Thomas atte Crouche, Walter de Chedyngton, 
Thomas Brix, Thomas atte Sloo, John de Laghton, William de Assh. 
Dated London, Monday before Michaelmas, 24 Edward IIL 

Mcinorandnm that Thurstan came into the chancery at London on 5 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John Croksford acknowledges that he owes to William de Fremelesworth 
iOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the 
county of Oxford. 



May 7. John Crok of Kelmescote acknowledges that he owes to Edmund Rose 

Westminster. IQOl. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Oxford. 



May 4. 

Westminster. 



May 9. 

Westminster. 



May 9. 

Westminster. 



May 9. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 21d 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Because the king is informed that certain 
merchants and others, who desire their own gain at the expense of the 
public weal, are publishing that the king and council ordain that no alien 
shall make woollen cloth for sale in England, and if any one does so he 
shall pay 4.s. the cloth to the king in name of custom, and because it is 
commonly said that alien merchants have taken wool and woolfells of 
merchants of England to parts beyond under their own names, contrary to 
the ordinance of the staple, and have done other things to impair that 
ordinance, the king will indict them thereupon, for fear of which alien 
merchants are hastening to depart from the realm : the king wishing it to 
be publicly known that the premises have not been put about by the will 
of himself and his council, but that they rather wish woollen cloth to be 
made by all, both natives and aliens in England, and that alien merchants 
may come securely to the realm, abide and traffic, depart at will, and not 
wishing that any of them be troubled for exporting wool, woolfells, hides 
or lead of English merchants under their names, provided they henceforth 
observe the ordinance, orders the sheriff to cause proclamation to be made 
that no one shall publish such falsehoods in future to the detriment of the 
king and his council, and to take all found doing so after the proclamation 
and keep thein safely in prison, so that they be not released without the 
king's special order, [b'ddera.'] 

John de Boudon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Haldene 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Sussex. 

Laurence Hauberk and Roger de Gaddesby acknowledge that they owe 
to John de Bisshopeston, clerk, 24^. ; to be levied etc. in the county of 
Leicester. 

Cancelled on payment. , 

Robert de Herle, knight, John de Coupeland and William Heroun, 
knight, acknowledge that they owe to Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of 
March, 1200 marks ; to be levied etc. in Northumberland. 



29 EDWARD III. 



193 



1355. 



May 15 
Westminster. 



May 16. 

Westminster. 



May 16. 

Westminster. 



May 16. 

Westminster. 



May 16. 

Westminster. 



May 18. 
Westminster. 



Menibraiie 27'/ — cont. 

Enrolment of release by Eufemia late the wife of William de la Beche, 
knight, to John de Conpland and Joan his wife of all her right and claim 
in the manor of Neweham, co. Northumberland. Dated London, 10 May, 
29 Edward III. 

Memoraniluiii that Eufemia came into the chancery at London on 10 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of demise by John de Ros, rector of All Saints' church, 
Bredstrate, London, to William atte Welle, 'cyrger,' citizen of London, 
and to Joan de Yistelworth, hia wife, of 6 marks yearly quit rent which 
John lately had of the gift and feoffment of the said William, to be 
received at the four principal terms of the year, usual in London, of all 
that tenement which William de Stanford, citizen of London, inhabits and 
holds for his life in the parish of St. Laurence in Candelwykestrate in 
Tamysestrete in the city of London, with power of distraint if the rent be 
in arrear, John de Pulteneye being then mayor of London, John Hamond 
and William Haunsard, sheriffs of that city, John de Preston, alderman of 
the ward. Witnesses : Henry de Preston, Bartholomew Deumarcz, John 
Rokel, John Poterel, Richard Andrew, Thomas le Brewere, John de 
Bredstrate, John de Tiffeld, William de Cheyham, Hugh de Depeden. 
Dated London, Monday before St. Alphege, 8 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the said John de Ros came into the chancery at 
Westminster on 9 May and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Roger Beler, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de Plumpton, 
Knight, 200^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in the county of Derby. 

Thomas Passelewe, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Malewayn, 
40 marks ; to be levied etc. in Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William son of Thomas le Clerk of Kyngeston upon Thames acknowledges 
that he owes to John Houchoun of Totenham 20^. ; to be levied etc. in 
Surrey. 

John de Baddeby, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Queen Isabel, 
100/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoaiedyed by Richard de Raveneser, the queen's 
attorney. 

Rhys (Resus) ap Griffitz the elder, knight, and Henry de la Pole 
acknowledge that they owe severally to John de Stafford 400 marks ; to be 
levied etc. in the county of Warwick. 

John de Stafford acknowledges that he owes to Rhys ap Griffitz the 
elder, knight, 400 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Oxford. 

Roger de Schelstrother acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Ask 
500 marks ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 



May 20. Stephen de Cusyngton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh 

Westminster, atte Boure, citizen and mercer of London, 60/. ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 

May 18. John de Beaupre, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Ploket, 

Westminster. 22/. 13s. 4(/. ; to be levied etc. in Cornwall. 

May 18. Richard Rokesle acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Wykford, clerk, 

Westminster. 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 



273 



N 



194 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1355. 

May 20. 
Westminster. 



June 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 2.1 d — cont. 

John de Sculthorp, parson of Great Merlawe church in the diocese of 
Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to William de Emeldon, clerk, 10^.; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in the county of Buckingham, 

Memorandum that William grants that if John pay him lOOs. at London 
at Martinmas, the said recognisance shall be null. 

Enrolment of release by William de Sutton, parson of Whytewell 
church, to Henry Grene, of all his right and claim in the manor of 
Kegworth, which Robert de Sutton, his brother, formerly held. Witnesses: 
Edmund de Grey, knight, John Fouchers, John Pyel, William de Rothewell. 
Dated London, Thursday before Whitsuntide, 29 Edward III. 

MemorandiDii that William came into the chancery at Westminster on 
21 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Edmund de Grey, son of Sir 
Nicholas de Grey, holds the manor of Kegworth, co. Leicester, for the life 
of Sir William de Wystowe by lease by him made to Edmund and to Joan 
his wife, so that if they die during William's life, the manor shall remain 
to Nicholas, Edmund's son, for William's life, with reversion to Sir Henry 
Grene, after William's death, by the grant of Sir Giles de Arderne, by a 
fine levied in the king's court, Edmund and Joan surrender to Sir Henry 
the said manor and all their right therein, and grant that Henry may 
enter the manor by this present deed, without any livery of seisin. Dated 
London, 21 May, 29 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that Edmund came into the chancery at Westminster on 
that day and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Ralph Basset of Drayton acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Swynford, knight, lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the county of Nottingham. 



MEMBRANE 2Qd. 

Enrolment of surrender by William de la Pole, the elder, to the king, 
of the manors of Gryngeleye and Wheteleye, co. Nottingham, together 
with the fees, advowsons, liberties, rights and all else appurtenant thereto, 
which manors he had of the king's gift. Dated Westminster, 20 October, 
28 Edward III. French. 

Enrolment of release by William de Pole the elder to the king of all his 
right and claim in the manor of Brustwyk in Holdernesse and in the manors 
and towns of Cleton, Little Humbre, Burton Pidse, Outhorn, Wythornse, 
Sheftlyng, Kiluese, Esyngton, Preston, Bondebrustwyk, Ravensere, 
Hedon, Barowe, Paghelflete, Sprotleye, Lelle Dyke and Elstanwyk, 
together with the wapentake of Holdernesse and a ferm called the 
serjeanty of the crown, which are members and of the appurtenances 
of the manor of Brustwyk, and also in 210 acres of land and 92 acres of 
meadow of the demesne lands of that manor in Skeklyng, and in the said 
towns of Lelle Dyke and Elstanwyk and also in the towns and hamlets of 
Northorp, Hoton, Synthorp and Dymelton and in 20 bovates of land with 
appurtenances called ' Rugemound ' and in the manor or town of Skipsee 
with the bailiwick and hamlet of Newehithe and also in the homages and 
services of the free tenants in Holem, and in all their other members and 
appurtenances, which manors, towns, hamlets, lands etc. are in the king's 
hand and which William formerly had of his gift. Dated Westminster, 
20 October, 28 Edward III. French, 



29 EDWARD III. 195 



1355 



Membrane 26(1 — ennt. 



Enrolment of general release by William de la Pole the elder to the 
king. Dated Westminster, 20 October, 28 Edward III. Freneh. 

Memorandum, that William came into the chancery at London on 7 
March and acknowledged the preceding deeds. 

Enrolment of surrender and quitclaim to the king by Thomas and 
Edmund, sons of William de la Pole the elder, of the manor of Kayngham 
in Holdernesse with appurtenances, which they had of the king's gift. 
Dated Westminster, 20 October, 28 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that Thomas came into the chancery at London on 7 
March and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

March 18. To the warden of the Flete prison. Order to bail Walter Payle, detained 
Westminster, in that gaol for 800Z. payable to the king's use, by a mainprise ; as William 
de Burgh, clerk, of the county of Leicester, William de Mirfeld, clerk, 
of the county of York, William de Irtlyngburgh, of the county of North- 
ampton and Alexander de Whitby of the county of York, have mainperned 
in chancery to have Walter before the barons of the exchequer on the 
morrow of the close of Easter next. 

Memorandum that William de la Pole the elder, knight, on 7 March came 
into the star chamber in the palace of Westminster near the king's bridge, 
before John, archbishop of York, the chancellor, William, bishop of Win- 
chester, the treasurer, Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the king's chamberlain, 
Thomas de Brembre, keeper of the privy seal, John de Bello Campo and 
others of the king's council, and there surrendered divers charters and 
letters patent made to him by the king of the manor of Brustwyk with its 
members and appurtenances and of the manors of Whetele and Gryngele, 
to be condemned and cancelled, and delivered to the council certain 
writings under his seal by which he released to the king all his right and 
claim in the said manors and members, which writings William acknow- 
ledged to be his before the council, craving that they might be enrolled 
in the chancery rolls. 

Memorandum that Thomas de la Pole, knight, and Edmund de la Pole, 
William's sons, came on the same day before the council in the same 
chamber, and surrendered to the king there, to be cancelled, a charter 
by which the king gave to them the manor of Kayngham, co. York, 
with letters patent de intendendo thereupon made, and delivered to the 
council there a writing under their seals whereby they released to the king 
all their right and claim in that manor, which writing they acknowledged to 
be theirs before the council, craving that it might be enrolled in the chancery 
rolls ; and because Edmund is under age, certain agreements in an inden- 
ture thereupon made between the king and William de la Pole have been 
entered upon, whereb}; Edmund shall make a like release to the king wnthin 
three years after he shall come of age, and Edmund has sworn upon the 
gospels before the chancellor in the chamber of his house at Westminster, 
in the presence of David de Wollore, Thomas de Brayton and many 
others, to fulfil the said agreements for his part. 

Memorandum that Katherine wife of William de la Pole the elder, 
knight, came before John archbishop of York, the chancellor, in the 
presence of David de Wollore and John de Codyngton, clerks of chancery, 
and before Roger de Clone, clerk, notary public, in the chancellor's barge 
near the king's bridge, Westminster, and swore upon the gospels that she 
will never seek or recover her dower of the manor of Brustwyk and its 
members, co. York, nor of the manors of Whetele and Gryngele, co. 
Nottingham, nor of any other lands which William has released to the king 



196 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 26. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 2G<I — co)it. 

by his deeds, but immediately after William's death she will release her said 
dower to the king ; and on that oath being made Roger de Clone, being 
present and hearing the said oath and the things with which Katherine 
was charged by the chancellor, was ordered to make thereof a public 
instrument. 



Richard de Wilughby the elder, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Eleanor late the wife of Thomas Cok, knight, 234 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of Nottingham. 

(Cancelled on jxii/meiit. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Although it was lately ordained by 
the king and his council that the gallon of Gascon wine should not be 
sold beyond 6d. in the port and town of Southampton and thence towards 
the north, as well in the city of London as elsewhere, and not beyond 5d. 
from the port of Southampton towards the west, as well in the town of 
Bristol as elsewhere, and the king ordered the mayor and bailifts to cause 
this to be proclaimed and observed in Bristol, yet because the king is 
informed by credible persons that as much is commonly paid for the freight 
of wine brought to Bristol as for wine brought to London from Gascony, 
he wishes the merchants, vintners and taverners of that town to sell the 
gallon of Gascon wine at the same price as at London : order therefore to 
cause the premises to be proclaimed. . By K. and C. 

Walter de Bentele, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the king 120Z. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county 
of York. 



Simon de Neuton acknowledges that he owes to the king 80^ 
levied etc. in the county of Stafford. 



to be 



MEMBRANE 25(/. 

May 15. William de la Pole the younger, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. William de la Pole the elder, knight, 400^. ; to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 

William de la Pole, the younger, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de la Pole the elder, knight, 250 marks ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

The same William the younger acknowledges that he owes to the said 
William the elder, 50 marks ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

The same William the younger acknowledges that he ow-es to the said 
William the elder, 100 marks ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

The same William the younger acknowledges that he owes to the said 
WiUiam the elder, 200 marks ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

Enrolment of indenture tripartite witnessing that whereas Sir William 
de la Pole the younger, knight, has made the preceding recognisance for 
400Z. to Sir William de la Pole the elder, knight, to be paid at Martinmas 
next, William the elder grants that for all the time that he and Katherine 
his wife may hold 7 messuages, 5 tofts, 7 bovates of land, 13L Qs. Sd. in the 
towns of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, Miton-upon-Humber, Hesill, Westelveleye 
and Feriby, which William the younger and Margaret his wife had in those 
towns, and which William the elder and Katherine had of the gift of Sir 
Michael de la Pole, knight. Sir John de Chestrefeld, parson of Foston 
church. Sir William de Wygyngton, parson of Colthorp church and William 
Cray, Avho have them of the gift of William de la Pole the younger and 



2y EDWAKD III. 197 



1355. 



Membrane 25d — cont. 

Margaret his wife by a fine levied in the king's court, withov;t being ousted 
by judgment at the suit of William the younger and Margaret or the heirs 
of their bodies, that recognisance shall be in suspense and not executed ; 
and if William the elder and Katherine be so ousted from the said tenements 
or from any parcel thereof the recognisance shall remain in force. Dated 
London, 20 May, 29 Edward III. French. 

Memoramhun that William de la Pole the elder came into the chancery 
at Westminster on 20 May and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Sir William de la Pole the elder, 
knight, and Sir William de la Pole the younger, knight, witnessing that 
whereas William the younger has granted a rent charge of 40<. to Adam 
Punde in the town of Kyngeston-upon-Hull to be received of his lands and 
rents in the said town, which Sir Michael de la Pole, knight, Sir John 
de Chestrefeld, parson of Foston church, Sir William de Wygyngton, parson 
of Colthorp church, and William Cray have of the gift of William the 
younger, which rent charge was made to Adam as security for his estate in 
certain lands and rents which he had of the gift of William the younger 
in the town of Kyngeston by a defeasance of cost made by Adam to William 
the younger, which defeasance William the younger has delivered by 
indenture to William the elder, so that William the elder and Katherine 
his wife may the better defend themselves against Adam if they are 
impleaded by him for that annuity, after the said William and Katherine 
have purchased the said lands, and in assurance of their estate, to hold 
those lands discharged of that rent, William the younger has made the 
preceding recognisance to William the elder for 50 marks to be paid at 
Christmas next ; and the latter grants that so long as he and Katherine 
may enjoy those lands without being charged with the said rent or with 
any parcel thereof, by judgment before a judge of record, at the suit of 
Adam or his heirs, provided always that William the elder and Katherine, 
if they be impleaded, plead the said defeasance as a bar as best they may, 
without collusion or bad faith, and if William the elder and Katharine be 
charged by judgment as aforesaid, notwithstanding that defence, with 
the annuity or any parcel thereof, then according to the proportion of the 
arrears so recovered William the younger make satisfaction to William 
the elder and Katherine within half a year after they have notice, and 
if they do not then the recognisance for 50 marks shall remain in force, 
and if such recovery is made against William the elder and Katherine when 
William the younger's heirs are under age, then the said heirs, when of full 
age, shall make satisfaction within half a year of having notice, and if they 
do not, the recognisance shall remain in force, provided always that if 
W^illiam the elder and Katherine do not loyally defend themselves by the said 
defeasance against Adam for the said rent, without fraud or collusion, the 
recognisance shall lose its force. Dated London, 20 May, 29 Edward III. 
French. 

Memoramhun that William de la Pole the elder and William de la Pole 
the younger came into the chancery at Westminster on 20 May and. 
acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of indenture tripartite made between Sir William de la Pole 
the elder, knight, and Sir William de la Pole the younger, knight, witnessing 
that whereas William the younger has granted a rent charge of 10^. to 
Geoffrey Hanby of the town of Kyngeston upon Hull, to be received of 
certain lands in that town which Sir Michael de la Pole, knight. Sir John 
de Chestrefeld, parson of Foston church, Sir William de Wygyngton, 
parson of Colthorp church, and William Cray have of the gift of William 



198 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 



May 25. 

Westminster. 



May 25. 

Westminster. 



June 16. 
Westminster, 



June 6. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 25(1 — cont. 

the younger, which rent charge was made to Geoffrey for security of his 
estate of certain lands and rents which he had of the gift of William the 
younger in Kyngeston, by defeasance of cost made by Geofi'rey to William 
the younger, which William the younger has delivered by indenture to 
William the elder, so that the latter and Katharine his wife may the better 
defend themselves against Geoffrey if he implead them for the rent after 
William the elder and Katherine have purchased those lands, and for 
assurance of the estate of William the elder and Katherine that they may 
hold the said lands discharged of that rent, William the younger has made 
the preceding recognisance for 250 marks to W^illiam the elder to be paid 
at Michaelmas next ; and William the elder grants that so long as he and 
Katherine hold the said lands without being charged with that rent by 
judgment before a judge of record, at the suit of Geoffrey, provided always 
that they plead the said defeasance in bar, and if they be charged with the 
rent by such judgment, notwithstanding that defence, then according to 
the portion of the arrears recovered William the younger shall make 
satisfaction to them within half a year of being warned, and if he do not, 
the recognisance shall remain in force, and if the heirs of W^illiam the 
younger are under age, when they come of age they shall make such 
satisfaction within half a year after having notice, and if they do not 
the recognisance shall remain in force, provided always that if William the 
elder and Katherine do not defend themselves by the defeasance against 
Geoffrey as aforesaid, without fraud or collusion, then the recognisance 
shall lose its force. Dated London, 20 May, 29 Edward III. Fretich. 

Memorandum that both William de la Pole the elder and William de la 
Pole the younger came into the chancery at Westminster on 20 May and 
acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Rhys (Resus) ap Griffyth the elder, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
to John, archbishop of York, AOL ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in the county of York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The same Rhys acknowledges that he owes to the king and to William 
bishop of Winchester 60Z. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Stafford. 
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the bishop. 

William de Fifhide, sergeaunt, acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
de Burton, clerk, 10^. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Southampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Spondon acknowledges that he owes to John de Chaddesden, 
clerk, 5 marks; to be levied etc. in the county of Nottingham. 
Cancelled on payment. 



^lay 23. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 24r/. 

William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, acknowledges that he owes 
to Roger Loryng, knight, 600Z. ; to be levied etc. in Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledyed by Henry de Brisele and John Bledelowe, 
executors of lioyer's will. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir William de Mountagu, 
earl of Salisbury, is bound to Roger Loryng, knight, in 500^ by the 
preceding recognisance, to be paid at Michaelmas next, Roger grants that 
if he may hold the manor of Douneheved peaceably without hindrance of 
the earl or his heirs or any other to him and the heirs male of his body, 



29 EDWARD III. 



199 



1355. 



July 4. 

Westminster, 



July 5. 
Westminster. 



May 23. 

Westminster. 



July 17. 

Westminster. 



June 5. 

Westminster. 



May 23. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 24c? — cont. 

and a yearly rent of 101. to be received of the manor of Corry Ryvel for 
Roger's life, then the said recognisance shall be null. Dated London, the 
last day of May, '29 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that Roger came into the chancery at London on 25 June 
and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

John Dymmok of Hogenorton, the younger, acknowledges that he owes 
to William Bisshop of Abyndon 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of Lincoln. 

John Prouz and Nicholas de la Pomeray acknowledge that they owe 
severally to Simon Pakeman and Richard de Leycestr[ia] 101. ; to be levied 
etc. in Devon. 

William Heroun, knight, and William de Emeldon, clerk, of the county 
of Northumberland, acknowledge that they owe severally to Henry de 
Ingelby, David de Wollore and Michael de Ravendale, clerks, 40 marks ; 
to be levied etc. in the county of Cambridge. 

Cancelled on pai/ment, acknowledged hij Michael. 

Memorandum that the said Henry, David and Michael grant that if 
William and William pay them 25 marks at Martinmas, the said recog- 
nisance shall be null and void. 

William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, acknowledges that- he owes to 
Richard de Chaddeslee, the elder, 2001. ; to be levied etc. in Somerset. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir William de Monte Acuto, 
earl of Salisbury, is bound to Richard Chaddeslee the elder in 2001. by the 
preceding recognisance, to be paid at Michaelmas next, Richard grants that 
if he may peaceably enjoy a yearly rent of 20Z. which the earl has granted 
to him for life of his manor of Corry Ryvel, the recognisance shall lose its 
force. Dated London, the last day of May, 29 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that Richard came into the chancery at Westminster on 
17 June and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Richard de Gayton, abbot of Lesnes, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Tudenham 681. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Kent. 

Bartholomew de Burghersh, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard earl of Arundel 280^, payable at Midsummer, 1356 ; to be levied 
etc. in Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de Illeye acknowledges that he owes to Richard earl of Arundel 
80/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Norfolk. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Upcote son of Robert de Piriton to 
John de Blockeleye, clerk, of all the lands, rents and services, with wards, 
marriages, reliefs, escheats, heriots and appurtenances which he has in 
the town of Hongynde Aston, co. Worcester. Witnesses : William de 
Ewenelode, Thomas de Clipston, Thomas Child, John Priketaill, Henry 
Bagge, Nicholas Janekynes, John Leger of Paxford, John Huwet of 
Northwyk. Dated Hongynde Aston, Thursday after St. Ambrose 
29 Edward HI. 

Memorandum that John de Upcote came into the chancery at Westminster 
on 6 June and acknowledged the preceding charter. 



200 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 
June 4. 

Westminster. 



June 9. 

Westminster. 



June 13. 
Westminster. 



June 14. 

Westminster, 



June 16. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 'Aid — coiU. 

To the abbot and convent of Selby. Request to admit Thomas de Islep 
to their house and to grant him for his life such mamtenance there as 
Robert Chapeier and Walter Lyntel had there successively, as the king has 
revoked a previous request to them to grant such maintenance to Paul del 
Ewerie for life ; to make letters patent to Thomas under their common seal 
with mention of what he shall receive, and write again to the king by the 
bearer what they propose to do at the king's request. 

William de Hop ton acknowledges that he owes to John de Burton, 
knight, 2001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in the county of Salop. 

Laurence de Pabenham acknowledges that he owes to James de 
Pabenham 100^. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Bedford. 

James de Pabenham acknowledges that he owes to Laurence de Pabenham 
1001. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Bedford. 

Walter de Wodelond, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Stouford, knight, 40^. ; to be levied etc. in Devon. 
Cancelled on payment, 

Thomas de Passelewe, knight, son of Thomas de Passelewe of the county 
of Suffolk, acknowledges that he owes to John de Chichestre, citizen and 
goldsmith of London, 200 marks ; to be levied etc. in that county. 



Membrane 23c/. 

Enrolment of submission by the chancellor and university of Oxford to 
the king of all privileges and liberties granted by the kings of England or 
hitherto practised by them, praying the king to admit the same and to 
ordain what is for the peace and tranquillity of the university and town 
of Oxford after the disturbance of St. Scolastica's day last and the days 
following, and promising freely to accept what the king shall ordain. 
Dated Oxford, 15 May, 1865. [Fcedera.] 

Memorandum that the chancellor and university on Wednesday after 
St. Dunstan came before John archbishop of York, the chancellor, William 
bishop of Winchester, the treasurer, the justices' and others of the council 
in the council chamber near the exchequer at W^estminster and showed 
these letters to the council, submitting themselves to the king's ordinance, 
and praying the king to admit that submission, and the same being read 
before the council, they admitted it in the king's name and the letters were 
delivered to David de Wollore, keeper of the chancery rolls, to be kept 
until the king should signify his will, and afterwards, the mUtter being 
referred to the king, he accepted the submission and ordered the council to 
make order thereupon as they should see fit. [IbidJ] 

Enrolment of submission to the king by the mayor, bailifis, aldermen 
and community of the town of Oxford of their persons and goods, their 
privileges, liberties, guilds, and the jurisdiction granted to them by the 
kings of England or hitherto practised by them, praying the king to admit 
this submission and to ordain his pleasure for confirming the peace of the 
university and town of Oxford and removing occasion of fm'ther disturbance, 
and promise faithfully to observe what the king may ordain. Dated Oxford, 
10 May, 29 Edward 111. [Ibid.] 



29 EDWARD III. -201 



1355. 



Membrane 23f/ — cont. 



Memorandum that the mayor and bailiiis on Wednesday after St, Dunstan 
came before John, aichbishop of York, the chancellor, William bishop of 
Winchester the treasurer, the justices and others of the council, in the 
council chamber near the exchequer at Westminster and showed these 
letters to the council, submitting themselves and the community of the 
town of Oxford to the king's ordinance, and praying the king to admit that 
submission, and the letters being read before the council, it admitted them 
and the submission in the king's name, and the letters were delivered to 
David de Wollore, keeper of the chancery rolls, to be kept until the king 
should signify his will, and the matter being afterwards referred to the 
king he accepted the submission and ordered the council to make order 
thereupon as might be best. [Ibid.'] 

June 11. To the chancellor, masters and scholars of the university of Oxford. 

Westminster. Request not to delay the resumption of their lectures and scholastic acts 
there, knowing that the sooner they begin, the greater will they find the 
king's munificence towards them ; as the king having heard the dispute 
* between them and the laymen of that town, and having received from the 
university and from the mayor and community of the town the submission 
of their liberties and privileges to his ordinance, has not been able to ordain 
fully upon the matter, being hindered by other affairs, but for the restoration 
of the university he has given again to the chancellor and others all 
liberties, privileges and rights in his hand for the said cause, and has 
granted to all the masters and scholars of the university and their Serjeants 
a general charter of pardon for felonies and trespasses arising out of the 
said disturbances, admitting the university to his special protection, but 
the masters pretend that they cannot resume their lectures and exercise 
scholastic acts there, because they believe that no order has been made 
touching repayment of the damages inflicted upon the scholars and security 
to be given by the said laymen to those who wish to study there. [Ibid.] 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William de Causton, citizen 
and mercer of London, in his will proved in the full hustings of London 
held upon a plea of land on Monday after 8t. Luke, '28 Edward III, 
bequeathed his capital tenement with houses, mansions and shops adjacent, 
with those two pieces of land near the door of a great seld, formerly of 
Rosia de Coventre, with the stall standing near by towards Sopereslane in 
the parish of St. Pancras, London, together with a solar situate beyond the 
said door, and with all chests, aumbries and other easements in the said two 
pieces of land and solar and all appurtenances, after the death of Cristina, 
his wife, or immediately after she shall have married, and also certain 
tenements with a garden and other appurtenances which the said William 
purchased of Stephen Asschwy in the parish of St. Mary Aldirmanneberi, 
London, and the money received thereof, to be distributed by the hands of 
his executors after Cristinas death, for pious uses for the souls of William 
and of all the faithful departed, as they should see fit, John atte Berne, 
late his apprentice and executor named in William's will, by the authority 
of that will and for a great sum of money which Cristina has paid down 
to him, to fulfil that will, has sold and released the said tenements to 
Cristina to hold in fee and inheritance. Witnesses : — Simon Dolsely, 
John Stanhope, John Flawon, John Fyfide, William Holbech, Robert 
Strode, Adam Stable ; Thomas Leg being then mayor of London, William 
de Tudenham, and Richard Smelt sheriffs. Dated London, Friday after 
the feast of St. Augustine, apostle of the English, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into the chancery at London on 20 June 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



202 



CALENBAK OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1355. 
June 21. 

Westminster. 



June 26. 

Westminster. 



July 3. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 2Sd — cont. 

John de Lyle of Rougemont {de PmUo Monte), knight, acknowledges that 
he owes to William son of Richard de la Pole, knight, 1800 marks; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of 
Cambridge. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Grey of Cavendissh, knight, John de Chichestre, citizen of 
London, and John de Grantesete acknowledge severally that they owe to 
William son of Richard de la Pole, knight, 1300 marks ; to be levied etc. 
in the county of Cambridge. 

('ancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of sale by Thomas Ferinbaud, knight, and Thomas his son 
to Sir William de Northwell, clerk, of the ward and marriage of Thomas 
son of Thomas son of the aforesaid Thomas son of Thomas Ferinbaud, 
knight, together with all the lands, woods, meadows, pastures, rents, services, 
tenants and other appurtenances which the said Thomas and Thomas hold 
in the name of wardship of the inheritance of the said Thomas son of 
Thomas son of Thomas Ferinbaud, in the parishes of Grendon and Achecote, 
CO. Buckingham. Dated Aylesbury, Trinity Sunday, 29 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum that Thomas Ferinbaud and Thomas his son came into the 
chancery at Westminster on 22 June and acknowledged the preceding 
deed. 

Bartholomew Blaket of Garston acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
Purchaceour 35 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the county of Hertford. 

Richard de Meaux, canon of Beverley church, acknowledges that he owes 
to Richard de Holm of Beverley 80 marks, payable on the quinzaine of 
Midsummer, 1356; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the county of York. 



MEMBRANE 22d. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Maud late the wife of Roger 
Cyfrewast, knight, and Hugh de Sadelyngstanes, witnessing that Maud has 
granted to Hugh all her lands, rents and services in the town of Newcastle 
upon Tyne, as they lie in le Cookerawe near le Calecrosse, rendering to her 
from Martinmas next until the same feast for sixteen years following a 
rose at Midsummer if it is demanded, and after that term 10 marks yearly, 
and if the rent of 10 marks be in arrear for a month after any term of 
payment Maud may enter those tenements and retain them for ever, and 
if Hugh and his heirs and assigns hold those tenements peacefully until 
the end of the sixteen years, at the end of that term they shall be bound to 
pay to Maud 10 marks if they be not ejected from the tenements, impleaded 
or molested, and ]\Iaud may distrain in those tenements for the 10 marks 
rent until she be satisfied. Dated London, in the parish of St. John 
Zakarie, June 1, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Maud came into the chancery at Westminster on 
30 June, and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of grant by Walter son of Walter de Tilyngham to John de 
Neuport and Joan his wife, for their lives, and to their executors lor a year 
after the death of the survivor, of all the lands which they hold in the town 



29 EDWARD III. 



203 



1355. 



July 9. 

Westminster. 



July 8. 

Westminster. 



July 9. 
Westminster, 



July 8. 
Westminster, 



July 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 22d — cont. 

of Little Wodeham, Purlee and Maldon and the hamlet of Haylislee ; and 
whereas John holds the marsh of le Mouthwyk, in the town of St. Laurence, 
the lordship whereof, together with B.s.G'/. yearly rent arising from the same, 
will pertain to Walter after Joan's death, Walter has granted that John 
may hold that marsh for his life after Joan's death, quit of the said rent, 
without paying any rent to him. Dated London, Friday after Midsummer, 
29 Edward IIL 

Memorandum that Walter came into the chancery at Westminster on 
1 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Ralph de Rocheford acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Stafford, 
knight, 500Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
m Essex. 

William Heroun, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Werk 
of London, 100 marks; to be levied etc. in Northumberland. 
Note of payment of 40L 

The same William acknowledges that he owes to William de Emeldon, 
clerk, 28/. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

William de Gategang, parson of Old Shoreham church in the diocese of 
Chichester, acknowledges that he owes to William de Newenham, clerk, 
20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Insula of Rougemont (de Rubin Monte) acknowledges that he 
owes to Master Edmund de Morteyn and to Alice late the wife of John 
Goys, knight, 1000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment of his 
lands and chattels in the county of York. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Edmund Perpount, knight, of 
the one part, and Roger de Wilford and Joan his wife of the other part, 
witnessing that whereas Roger and John lately before Roger Hillary 
and his fellows, justices of the Bench, fifteen days from Midsummer, 
29 Edward III, granted to Edmund the manor of Bughton, which they 
held for Joan's life, to hold to Edmund for her life, rendering yearly to 
them 100s., with clause of distraint; Edmund, in consideration of that 
grant, wishing to provide security for their estate in that rent has granted 
to Roger and Joan, for Joan's life, a yearly rent of 50.s. to be received of 
the said manor, upon condition that if the rent of 100s. be withheld for one 
year Roger and Joan may distrain for the same and for the said 50s. rent 
during Joan's life (and Roger and Joan have been placed by Edmund in 
seisin thereof to that end), until they be satisfied for the said 50s. or 
the arrears thereof. Dated Westminster, Monday after the Translation of 
St. Thomas the Martyr, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Edmund came into the chancery at Westminster on 
8 July and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

John Moryn, knight, and John de Sheffeld, knight, acknowledge severally 
that they owe to Henry de Ingelby, clerk, 101. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in the county of York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William Swift, prior of the hospital of St. Mary without Bisshopesgate, 
London, acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to William 
de Ledwell, chaplain, of the county of Oxford, and to John Permay, citizen 
of London, 200L ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 



204 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 



July 10. 
Westniinstei'. 



July 18. 
Westminster. 



July IB. 

Westminster. 



July 14. 

Westminster. 



July 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 22f/ — cont. 

Gilbert son of Richard Talbot, knight, the elder, acknowledges that he 
owes to John de Kyngesfolde 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in the county of Hereford. 

Edmund de Chelreye acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Herle, 
knight, 40 marks ; to be levied etc. in Berks. 
(Jaiicrllcd on paytnent. 

Richard de Bideford and John Bataille of Manuewedon acknowledge 
that they owe to Warin de Bassyngbourn atte Castel, knight, IGO/. ; to be 
levied etc. in Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Richard de Bydeford and 
John Bataill of Manevveden are bound to Warin de Bassyngbourn atte 
Castel, knight, in 160Z. by the preceding recognisance, to be paid at St. 
Luke next, Warin has granted that if they pay him 80Z. at Royston at the 
said feast then the recognisance shall be null. Witnesses ; Sir Thomas 
Chamberlein, Sir Robert de Geddyng, knights, Geoffrey Botiller, Roger 
Gerard, John Beauchamp, Richard Botiller, John Lamberd. Dated 
London, 15 July, 29 Edward III. 

Meinoramliim that Warin came into the chancery at London on J 5 July 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Kyngesfold, Michael Hughet and John le Vannere acknowledge 
severally that they owe to Guy de Bryan, knight, and John Gogh, clerk, 40Z.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledyed by John Seys, Guy's attorney. 

The attornment is enrolled beloiv on this roll. 

The same John, Michael and John acknowledge that they owe to the said 
Guy and John Gogh lOOZ. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on jiayment, acknoidedyed by (ioyh. 

Thomas Nicholas of Dunstaple acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Chalton, poulterer, and Felicia his wife 501. ; to be levied etc. in the county 
of Bedford. 

John Moubray and Thomas de Ingelby acknowledge that they owe to 
Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 40.<!. ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Guy de Bryan, knight, and John Gogh, clerk, put in their place John 
Seys, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 40/. made to 
them in chancery by John de Kyngesfold. 



MEMBRANE 21</. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on 20 June, 29 Edward III, 
between Sir Thomas de Holand, knight, and Joan his wife of the one part, 
and Sir Thomas de la Dale, knight, of the other part, witnessing that 
Thomas de la Dale has released to Thomas de Holand and Joan all his right 
and claim in the manor of Leyham with the advowson of Leyham church, 
and the reversions and lands which Thomas de Holand and Joan hold in 
the lordship of Leyham, upon condition that if Thomas de Holand and 
Joan are impleaded by any other than Thomas de la Dale and his heirs, they 
shall not be charged to warrant these tenements. French. 

Memorandum that Thomas de la Dale came into the chancery at West- 
minster on 24 June and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 



29 EDWARD III. 



205 



Soiithampton 



1355 • ■ Membrane 21(1 — nmf. 

Enrolment of partition of the reversions of the lands which belonged to 
Hugh de Sancto Johanne, tenant in chief, between John de Sancto 
Philberto and Margaret his wife, eldest sister and heir, Luke de Ponyngges 
and Isabel his wife, second sister and heir of Edmund, Hugh's son and 
heir, who died a minor in the king's wardship, made with the assent of the 
said heirs and parceners and delivered in chancery to be enrolled by Thomas 
de Wandelesworth, attorney of the said John de Sancto Philberto and 
Isabel, and by William de Roderham, attorney of Luke and Isabel, on 
26 June, 29 Edward III. 

The purparty of John de Sancto Philberto and of Margery his wife. 

/ The manor of Shirebourn, which Edward de Sancto 
Johanne lately held for life of that inheritance, of 
the demise of John de Sancto Johanne, grandfather 
of the said Margaret and Isabel. 

The manors of Abboteston and Bromlegh, which 
Gerard de Insula and Elizabeth his wife hold as 
Elizabeth's dower of the said inheritance, of the 
gift of Ed[mund] de Sancto Johanne, formerly her 
husband, brother of the said Margaret and Isabel. 

26s. Id. rent of the manor of Basyng, which the said 
Gerard and Elizabeth hold as Elizabeth's dower of 
Edmund's gift etc. 

The manors of Chauton and Lydshute, which Thomas 

de Aspale and Mirabilla his wife hold as Mirabilla's 

dower of that inheritance, of the gift of Hugh 

de Sancto Johanne, formerly her husband, grand- 

\ father (avi) of Margaret and Isabel. 

The pvirparty of Luke de Ponyngges and Isabel his wife. 

Two-thirds of the manor of Erde near Derteford, 
which Alice late the wife of Adam de Chees lately 
held for life of that inhei-itance, of the demise of 
Hugh de Sancto Johanne, father of Margaret and 
Isabel. 

A third part of the same manor of Erde, which 
Thomas de Aspale and Mirabilla his wife hold as 
Mirabilla's dower of that inheritance, of the gift of 
Hugh de Sancto Johanne, formerly her husband, 
father of Margaret and Isabel. 

[ The manor of Warneford, which Thomas de Aspale 
Southampton - and Mirabilla hold as Mirabilla's dower, of Hugh's 
i gift etc. 

/ The manor of Walbertone, which Gerard de Insula 
and Elizabeth his wife hold as Elizabeth's dower of 
that inheritance, of the gift of Edmund de Sancto 
Johanne, formerly her husband, brother of Margaret 
and Isabel. 
The manor of Bridham, which Thomas de Hunstan 
holds for life of that inheritance, of the demise of 
John de Sancto Johanne, grandfather of Margaret 
and Isabel. 



Kent 



Sussex 



206 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 



July 1. 
Westminster, 



July 1. 
Westminster. 



June 2, 
Westminster. 



Membrane 21(1 — cant. 

The manor of Wodecote, which Geoffrey de Ledes holds 
for life of that inheritance, of the demise of the said 
John, grandfather etc. 
Sussex -l A messuage and 60 acres of land in "Westerton, which 

Nicholas Gentil lately held for life of that inherit- 
ance, of the demise of the said John, grandfather 
etc. 

Rhys (liesm) ap Grififitz the elder and Henry de la Pole acknowledge 
that they owe to William de Haukesworth, clerk, 101. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the county of Derby. 

Cancelled un payment. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was made for the security of payment 
of IOOa-. on the quinzaine of Michaelmas next. 

Walter de Mauny acknowledges that he owes to John de Furneux and 
Richard de Bideford lOOOZ, ; to be levied etc. in the county of Leicester. 
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas John de Sancto Philberto, 
knight, by his writing indented, on Saturday after the Purification, 
27 Edward III, granted to Richard Hake the manor of Carsewell to hold 
for life, rendering to him 10 marks yearly, which manor ought to remain 
to the king after the death of John and Margaret his wife, by a fine levied 
in the king's court between the king and the said John and Margaret, 
Richard, for 40 marks paid down, has surrendered to the king the estate 
which he has in that manor, and that the king may hold the manor for the 
life of Richard without rendering anything to him thereof, so that he 
cause 10 marks to be paid yearly to John during Richard's life. Dated 
Westminster, 1 June, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Richard came into the chancery at Westminster on 
1 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by John son of Walter Traily to William Vagharr, 
knight, of an acre of land in the town of Paulynescreye with the advowson 
of the church of that town. Witnesses : Robert de Northwod, knight, 
Sampson de Kerseye, Robert Walkelyn, Jordan de Bladyndon, John 
Elys, Geoffrey Stoke, John Catel. Dated Paulynescreye, Sunday after 
Midsummer, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into the chancery at Westminster on 
1 July, and acknowledged the preceding charter, 

John prior of Hickelyng in the diocese of Norwich, acknowledges for 
himself and convent that they owe to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 40^ ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in Norfolk. 

Cancelled on pay)nent. 

Master John Cook [cocus) de Fritheby of Barton upon Humbre acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 101. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of Lincoln. 

Robert de Spondon acknowledges that he owes to John le Herberjour 
of Chaddesden 5 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Derby. 

Nicholas de Lomere acknowledges that he owes to John de Brigham, 
clerk, and John de Somerton, citizen of London, 10/. ; to be levied etc. in 
Kent. 



29 EDWARD III. 207 



1355. 



Membrane 21d — cont. 



Gilbert de Leclred acknowledges that he owes to John de Kyngesfold 101. ; 
to be levied etc. in Surrey. 

June 20. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to release Richard Ede from prison, by 

Westminster. .^ mainprise, as Hugh de Reppes is impleading Richard before Henry Grene 
and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine a trespass said to 
have been committed on Hugh by Richard and others, and because the 
sheriff returned before the justices that Richard was not found, he was 
taken by the sherifi" by virtue of a writ de jiuUcio and is imprisoned in 
Norwich castle, and now Richard has petitioned the king to order his 
release by a mainprise until the day on which the said writ is returnable, 
as he is ready to answer Hugh concerning that trespass and to stand to 
right in all things, and Richard de Waterden, Stephen de Holton and 
William Andreu of that county have mainperned to have Richard before the 
justices on that day to answer Hugh under pain of 200Z. which they have 
acknowledged to pay to Hugh if they do not have Richard on that day. 



Membrane 20<f. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William de Causton, citizen 
and mercer of London, by his will proved and enrolled in the full busting 
of London, bequeathed to Cristina his wife his capital tenement with 
houses and shop adjacent, which William purchased of Joan Corp, late 
the wife of Simon Corp, pepperer, of John de Duresme and of Thomas 
Corp, Simon's son, executors of his will, in the parish of St. Pancras by 
Sopereslane, London, two pieces of land lying near the door of a great seld 
formerly of Roisia de Coventre, with the stall near it towards Sopereslane, 
together with a solar beyond the said door with chests, aumbries and 
easements, and also a piece of land which William de Cove held and still 
holds in that great seld, to hold for her life, rendering yearly to a chaplain 
celebrating divine service in the church of St. Pancras for the souls of 
William de Causton and of others mentioned in his will, 10 marks, but 
after the death or marriage of Cristina the said tenements should be sold 
by his executors, Simon de Worstede and Richard de Worstede, executors 
of that will, have sold to Nicholas Picket, citizen and mercer of London, 
the reversion of all the said tenements after Cristina's death or marriage, 
rendering 10 marks yearly to the said chaplain, for a great sum of money 
which he has paid down : Thomas Legg being then mayor of London, 
William de Tudenham and Richard Smelt sheriffs. Witnesses : Richard 
de Notyngham, Thomas Cornerthe, John Stable, Henry de Cove, Adam 
Stable, John Edmund. Dated London, 10 June, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Simon and Richard came into the chancery at London 
on 21 June and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Peter de Sancto Johanne to Nicholas de 
Lovaigne, knight and Margaret his wife and to Nicholas's heirs, of all 
his right and claim in the manor of Great Barton. Dated Penshurst, 
20 June, 29 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by Peter de Sancto Johanne to Nicholas de Lovaygne, 
knight, Margaret his wife and Nicholas's heirs of all his right and claim 
in the manors of Lageham and Mereden and in all the lands called 
'le Ladilond.' Dated Penshurst, 20 June, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Peter came into the chancery at Westminster on 
22 June and acknowledged the two preceding deeds. 



208 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 

June 25. 
Westminster. 



June 26. 
Westminster. 



June 27. 
Westminster. 



June 29. 

Westminster. 



June 29. 

Westminster, 



June HO. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 20d — cont. 

John de Mohun of Dunsterre acknowleflge.s that he owes to the king 
228^. 14.S-. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Somerset. 

Meniorandtuii that this recognisance was made for llil. 7s. which the 
king lent to John, and the king granted that if John should pay him 10/. 
at each of the appointed terms and 14/. 7s. at the last term, then the said 
recognisance should be null. 

Thomas de Wandelesworth acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Bisshopston, clerk, 40 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Surrey. 

Enrolment of grant by Margai'et late the wife of John Westwyk to 
Thomas Purchacour of a capital messuage and all the other lands, rents 
and services which she holds for life of Bartholomew Blaket in Kaysho, 
Watford, Langeleye, Parksokne. and in the parish of St. Stephen, to hold 
for her life. Witnesses : Miles Beauchamp, John Adam, John de Willesdon, 
John atte Belle. Dated Garston, 24 June, 29 Edward IIL 

Enrolment of power of attorney by Margaret late the wife of John 
WestAvyk to Miles Beauchamp and Henry de Caunteloue to deliver seisin 
to Thomas Purchacour of a capital messuage and all the other lands, rents 
and services in Kaysho, Watford, Langeleye, Parksokne, and in the parish 
of St. Stephen, in accordance with the preceding deed. Dated London, 
26 June, 29 Edward IIL 

Memorandum that Margaret came into the chancery at Westminster on 
26 June and acknowledged the two preceding deeds. 

John, prior of the house of St. Saviour, Bermundeseye, acknowledges for 
himself and convent that they owe to Edmund de Acre, clerk, 100/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment, aclcnoirledt/ed bij John Lettiea (/) and Jo/m (.'lerc 
e.recHtorfi of Edmund' x irill. 

Thomas de Holand, knight, and Bartholomew de Burgherssh le fitz, 
knight, acknowledges that they owe to Thomas de la Dale, knight, 300 
marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Buckingham. 

(Cancelled on payment, ackiioicledfied by Adam de Hautboys, Thomas's attorney. 
Gilbert de Debenham received the attorney by irrit as appears beloic on this roll. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas Thomas de Holand, 
knight, and Bartholomew de Burgherssh le fitz, knight, are bound to 
Thomas de la Dale, knight, in 300 marks by the preceding recognisance, 
Thomas de la Dale grants that if the said Thomas de Holand and Bartho- 
lomew pay him 100 marks on Thursday before the feast of St. Margaret 
next in St. Paul's church, London, and 120 marks on the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas following, then the said recognisance shall be null. Dated 
London, 30 June. French. 

Memorandum that Thomas de la Dale came into the chancery at London 
on 30 June and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Richard Lacer, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
William Credil, clerk, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Robert Beaufys, Simon de Grene, John de Tenet, Thomas Strangswere 
and John de i\Iiddelton acknowledge that they owe to Queen Philippa 60/. : 
to be levied etc. in Kent. 



29 EDWARD III. 



209 



Torr Membrane 20<} — cont. 

I 60'). 

Juno 80. William son of Richard de la Pole, knight, John Moubray, Hugh de 

Westminster. Ulseby, and William do Wyleby, parson of Wyleby church, acknowledge 

that they owe to John de Lyle of Rougemont {dc Rubeo A/onfc), knight, 500 

marks ; to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 

Cancelled on pai/iiient, acknoiiieihied Juj Kihuunil de i'otenliam, one of the 

executors of John's will. 

John de Stonore, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Benshef 
20 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Oxford. 

July 1. Robert Lok of the county of Berks acknowledges that he owes to John 

Westminster, atte Wode of the county of Worcester QOl. ; to be levied etc. in Berks. 



July G. 
Westminster. 



Roger Normanvyll of York and William Spayne of Boston acknowledge 
that they OAve to Thomas de l^rembre, clerk, and to Gervase de Wilford 
55Z. ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 

Thomas de la Dale, knight, puts in his place Adam de Hautboys, parson 
of Cokefeld church, and John Creppyng of Sutton to prosecute the execution 
of certain recognisances made to him in chancery and in other courts of the 
king. 

Gilbert de Debenham received the said attorneys by writ, which is on the 
files among the writs of dedimus potestateni of this year. 



MEMBRAXE l%d. 

June 12. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 

Westminster, proclamation to be made that no one, upon pain of forfeiture, shall cross 
to parts beyond without the king's special licence, and if they find any 
.crossing without licence after the proclamation, to take them with the 
goods found with them and keep them safely in prison until further order, 
certifying the king in chancery from time to time of the names of those 
so taken and the nature and value of the goods found with them. 

By K. and C. 
The like to the following to wit : — 

Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports,' or to him who supplies his place in the port of 
Dover. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Dover. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Faversham. 
The mayor and bailiffs of la Rye. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Exeter. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
The bailiffs of Shorham. 
The bailiffs of Pevense. 
The bailiffs of Hastvuges. 
The bailiffs of Hethe. 
The bailiffs of Romeneye. 
The bailiffe of Plumuth. 
The bailiffs of Dertemuth. 
The bailiffs of Harwich. 
The bailiff's of Ipswich. 

273 O 



210 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



2355^ Membrane 19d — cont. 

The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 

The bailiff's of Lenne. 

The bailiffs of Boston. 

The bailiffs of Portesmuth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

July 17. William Ayston acknowledges that he owes to John de Bedeford, skinner 

Westminster, and citizen of London, 100 marks ; to be Jevied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Middlesex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

July 17. Geoffrey Kiriel of the county of Kent acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. John de Coloign lOOZ. ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 

June 1. To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Request to offer prayers and other 

Westminster, works of piety for the king and for his furtherance, and to direct the 
clergy and the people under his charge to offer prayers for the king and for 
his men, as although the king sought peace and frequently offered several 
ways of peace even to his detriment, and at length entered upon a treaty for 
peace near Calais with the plenipotentiaries of his adversary of France, and 
sent envoys to the pope for the confirmation of that agreement, yet his 
adversary, while preparing for war, sent envoys to the pope to delay the 
king's envoys and expose him to great charges, and finally they have refused 
to have the said agreement, wherefore the king is compelled to renew the 
war. [Fader a.'] By K. 

The like to the archbishop of York and to all the bishops of England. 
[Ibid.] 

To the provincial of the order of the friars preachers in England. 
Request for the prayers of the provincial and for those of the brethren and 
the convents of the order for the reasons aforesaid. By K. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The minister of the friars minors in England. 
The provincial of the Augustinian friars in England. 
The provincial of the Carmelite friars in England. 
The like to the prior or vicar of the friars preachers, London, and to 
all the priors of that visitation, with a clause directing them to transmit 
the tenor of these presents from convent to convent of their visitation. 

The like severally to the priors or vicars of the said order of Oxford, 
Canterbury and Y'ork. 

To the chancellor and proctors of the university of Oxford. A like 
request for their prayers and for the prayers of the masters and scholars of 
the university. 

The like to the chancellor and proctors of the university of Cambridge. 



Enrolment of release by Richard de Middelton of the county of York to 
Richard Depeden of all his right and claim in 10 messuages, 8 bovates of 
land, 20 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 2s. Id. rent with all that wood as 
it lies between the River Wharf and a wood called Burdonwode, in the 
towns of Weton, Elthwayt, Bramham, Clifford, Ekop and Askwyth, co. 
York, as fully as Richard Depeden holds them of the gift and fepft'meut 
of the said Richard de Middelton. Dated London, Thursday before 
Midsummer, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Richard de Middelton came into the chancery at 
Westminster on the said Thursday and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



29 EDWARD III. 



211 



1355. 

June 20. 
Westminster. 



June 21. 
Westminster. 



June 21. 

Westminster. 



July 6. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 19rf — cont. 

John Baudewyne and Richard Pymme of the county of Buckingham 
acknowledge that they owe to Hugh de Kynebell 60Z. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the said county. 

Cancelled on paijnient. 

The same John and Richard acknowledge that they owe to John atte 
Penne 60^. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

Cancelled on payment achiou'ledgecl by Hugh [de Kynebell] . 

John de Middelton of the county of Kent acknowledges that he owes 
to Henry Pycard, citizen of London, 100/. ; to be levied etc. in the said 
county. 

John de Northwell, clerk, and Henry de Northwell acknowledge severally 
that they owe to Thomas Frembaud, knight, 40 marks ; to be levied etc. 
in the county of Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The same John and Henry acknowledge that they owe to the said 
Thomas 40 marks ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas de Lovayne, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Peter de 
Sancto Johanne, clerk, 20Z. ; to be levied etc. in Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment, acJinoicledyed by William de Islep, late vicar in the 
choir of the colleyiatc church of Wymjliam, administrator of the yoixls and 
chattels which belonged to Peter, who died intestate, it is said. 

William de Nessefeld acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Thoresby, clerk, IQl. ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 
Caiicelled on payment. 

Thomas de Hoo acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Deschalers, the 
elder, 400 marks ; to be levied etc. in Sussex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Edward de Kendale acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Deschalers, 
the elder, 400 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of Hertford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas Deschalers, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Hoo and Edward de Kendale 800 marks ; to be levied etc. in the 
county of Cambridge. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Bruyn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Maurice de 
Bruyn, knight, 100 marks; to be levied etc. in Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE ISd. 

July 7. Ralph de Middelnye, knight, John Hugyn and John de Croukern 

Westminster, acknowledge that that they owe to Thomas Morice 110/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Somerset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

The same Ralph, John and John acknowledge that they owe to the said 
Thomas 110/.; to be levied etc. in Dorset. 
Cancelled on payment. 



212 CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]355. 



Meuihranc 18^/ — cont. 



Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas Ralph de Middelnye, 
knight, John Hugyn and John de Croukerne are bound to Thomas Morice 
of London in 220^. by the two preceding recognisances, Thomas grants that 
if they pay him in his house in London in the parish of St. Benet Fynk in 
the ward of l>radestretc on the octaves of Michaelmas next GOZ. and on the 
octaves of Hillary following 501., then the said recognisances shall be 
null. Dated London, "Wednesday after the Translation of St. Thomas 
the IVIartyr, 29 Edward III. 

Moiinramliii}! that the said Thomas Moi'ice came into the chancery at 
London on 8 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by William de Bohun, earl of Northampton and 
constable of England, to Sir John Dengayne, knight, John Knyvet, Robert 
de Teye and Peter Fauillore of his manors of Elmesete and Ofton with 
the advowson of Elmesete church pertaining to the manor of Elmesete, 
together Avith the rents and services of the tenants both free and bond, and 
with all other profits, lordships or other things belonging to that manor. 
Witnesses : — Sir Andrew de Bures, Sir William Talemach, knights, 
Thomas Botiller, Michael de Bures and John Lygoun. Dated at the said 
manor of Elmesete, co. Suffolk, Friday before the Translation of St. 
Thomas the Martyr, 29 Edward III. 

Meiiiorauiliiiii that the earl came into the chancery at Westminster on the 
said Friday and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of release by Percival son of -John Symeon to John de North- 
burgh, citizen of London, of all his right and claim in ail the lands with 
the rents, woods, meadows, pastures, commons, ways, paths, hedges, ditches, 
reversions and all other rights and appurtenances, which John holds of the 
gift and feoffment of John Symeon aforesaid in the towns of Hertford, 
Brentefeld, Quenehawe, Stapelford, and Amewell, co. Hertford ; and 
general release to John de Northburgh. Witnesses : Thomas Perle, 
Nicholas Pyk, John atte Harpe, John de Bedeford, John Kyngeston, 
William Chaundeler. Dated London, Tuesday the feast of the Transla- 
tion of St. Thomas the Martyr, 29 Edward HI. 

Memomndtim. that Percival came into the chancery at Westminster on 
6 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

I'^nrolment of grant by Warin de Bassyngbourn atte Castel, knight, to 
John Bataill of Maneweden and Eleanor his wife of his manor of 
Little Chishull and Shepenes, as in messuages, gardens, arable lands, 
meadows, mills, pastures, rents, homages and services of all his free 
tenants there and all his bondmen with their issue and services in that 
manor, with the advowson of the church of that town to present a fit 
parson thereto, when void, every alternate time, with all his other lands in 
Great Chishull, Little Chishull and Shepenes. Witnesses : Sir Thomas 
Chamberleyn, Sir Robert de Geddyng, knights, Richard de Bydeford. 
Roger Gerard, John Beauchamp, Richard Botiller, John Lamberd. Dated 
Chishull, Sunday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 
29 Edward III. 

Memorandttiii that Warin came into the chancery at London on 13 July 
and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

July 16. Master ^^'illiam de Polmorva, parson of Fenny Sutton church in the 

Westniiuster. diocese of Salisbury, acknowledges tliat lie owes to Richard de Reverie 

and John de Eskheved, executors of the will of William de Boulton, clerk, 

10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 

and ecclesiastical goods in Wilts. 

Cam'elled on payment. 



29 EDWARD III. 



213 



1355. 



July 20. 
NVestminster. 



July 25. 
W estiuinstei". 

July 26. 
NVestminster. 



Membrane 18(1 — cont. 

Em-ohnent of grant by Ed [mund] Proudfot of Estwode to John le 
Bray of Bechampton of 12 acres of land, one acre of meadow, one acre of 
wood and a third part of a messuage in Estwod, which Edmund held 
by hereditary right after the death of Simon Proudfot, his father, whose 
heir he is, and the reversion of 6 acres of land, .| acre of meadow, and a 
moiety of a third part of the said messuage, which INfaud Argent holds 
as dower, and also the reversion of 2 acres of land in the same town 
which she holds for life. Witnesses: Richard Routhyng, John Tosti, 
Thomas J^osyate. William Ic Reve, William Taillour, of Hardmede. 
Dated Estwod, Tuesday, ]\Iidsummer day, 28 Edward III. 

Enrolment of general release by Edmund Proudfot of Estwode to 
John Bray of Bechampton. Dated Westminster Friday, the feast of 
St. Kenelm, 29 Edward III. 

Moiiorandiiiii that Edmund came into the chancery at London on 18 July 
and acknowledged the preceding charter and deed. 

Hugh Huse, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Chesterfeld, 
clerk, 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of Nottingham. 

( 'anceUed on paipucnt. 

John Warender, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
de Chaddeslee 200^. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Walter Bryan acknowledges that he owes to Elizabeth de Monte Acuto, 
prioress of Halywell, 40/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Hertford. 



MEMBRANE 17'/. 

July 23. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to supersede the taking of Richard Horn 

Westminster, by a mainprise, as he has shown the king that whereas William Bokhurst is 
impleading him before the justices of the Bench for a trespass committed by 
him upon William, it is said, and because the sheriff returned before the 
justices on a certain day that Richard was not found in that bailiwick, the 
king ordered the sherift' to take Richard and have him before the said 
justicesat the octaves of Michaelmas next, to answer William concerning the 
said trespass, and Richard has petitioned the king to order the taking of his 
body to be superseded by a mainprise as he is ready to answer William and 
to stand to right in all. things, and has found before the king in chancery 
John Lucas of Chesthunt, co. Hertford, and John de Waltham of the county 
of Essex, who have undertaken to have him before the justices at the 
said octaves to answer William for the trespass, and they have agreed to 
pay -10 marks to William on that day if they do not have Richard to 
answer in the form aforesaid. 

July 20. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to supersede the taking of John de 

Norihtleet. Ware, draper, and the further promulgation of exigents against him, as by 
the submissions of the chancellor, masters and scholars of the university 
of Oxford on the one part and the mayor, bailiffs and community of the town 
of Oxford on the other, to the king and his council, touching the dissen- 
sions between them, it was ordained by the king and council with the 
assent and at the request of the chancellor,' masters and scholars that all 
of the said community indicted for felonies and trespasses in the last 
conflict between the scholars and the men of that community before 
the justices of oyer and terminer who have chosen to stand to right 



214 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 



Aug. 5. 
Westminster. 



July 12. 
Northfleet. 



Aug. 7. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 10. 
Westminster. 



July 8. 
Westminster, 



Membrane lid — co7it. 

before the justices upon the premises, and have been named by Master 
Humphrey de Cherleton, Master Lewis de Cherleton and Master John de 
Carleton, regents in the university deputed by the chancellor, masters, 
and scholars to pursue that affair before the king and council, except 
John de Bereford, now in prison, and Robert Lardener, shall be bailed 
to sufficient persons who will mainpern to have them before the said 
justices in their next session at Oxford to stand to right, and that the 
promulgation of exigents against them shall be superseded in the mean 
time ; and William atte Watre and Thomas de Godisfeld of the county of 
Hertford have mainperned before the king in chancery to have John de 
Ware, indicted for the premises and named by the said regents, before the 
justices in the form aforesaid to stand to right upon the indictment in 
accordance with the law and custom of England. " By K- and C. 

William de Belgrave, parson of a mediety of Mynstreton church, ac- 
knowledges that he owes to David de "Wollore and Henry de Ingelby, clerks, 
40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in the county of Leicester. 

Memoravdniii that divers writs touching as well the masters and scholars 
of the university of Oxford as the men of the town of Oxford are en- 
rolled on the inner side of this roll. 

To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to cause proclamation to 
be made that Avhoever of that bailiwick has victuals for sale shall send them 
to the places where the king and the lieges with him may touch, to be exposed 
for sale there for their true price or value, as the king has decided to set out 
to sea with all his army for the defence of the realm, and it behoves him to 
touch frequently at th^e sea coasts of the realm, for the refreshment of 
himself and of the lieges in his company ; for the king does not wish any 
victuals to be taken contrary to their will or without a speedy payment, as 
may be mutually agreed. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The sheriff" of Kent. 

The sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. 

The sheriff of Gloucester. 

The sheriff of Devon. 

The sheriff of Essex. 

William de Ferrariis acknowledges that he owes to John de Hiltoft, citizen 
and goldsmith of London, 120^. 17^. 4(/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in the county of Leicester. 

Cancelled cm payment. 

Robert Vyncent of Rothewell acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Rothewell, clerk, 200 marks payable at Michaelmas, 1356 ; to be levied etc. 
in the county of Northampton. 

To the mayor and bailiffs and all the community of the town of 
Southampton. Order, upon sight of these presents, to bring all ships in the 
port of that town and in neighbouring places as near land as possible, 
not to permit any ships without the said port and places to set out to the 
king's fleet or elsewhere at sea unless well and sufficiently furnished, and 
to make ready as far as possible for the defence of that town and the adjacent 
parts so that the town, shipping and neighbourhood may suffer no danger 
by the attacks of enemies through their negligence, as the king has 
learned that his enemies of France arc setting out to sea with galleys and 
ships in no small multitude, to burn and destroy his shipping, to invade 
the realm if they can and commit burning, homicide and other crimes. 

IV K. .<: C. 



29 EDWARD III. 215 



1355. 



Membrane Yld — cont. 



The like to the following to wit : — 
The mayor and bailiffs of Portesmuth. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Hastynges. 
The bailiffs of Shorham. 
The bailiff's of Peiveseye. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Chichester. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Melcombe. 
The bailiffs of Weymouth. 
The bailiff's of la Pole. 
The bailiff's of Lyme. 
The bailiffs of Warham. 
The bailiff's 'of Toppesham. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Exeter. • 

The bailiff's of Plymmuth. 
The bailiffs of Dertemuth. 
The bailiffs of Exemuth. 
The bailiff's of Fowy. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Barnestaple. 
The bailiff's of Sidemuth. 

July 10. To the sheriff" of Surrey and Sussex. Order, upon sight of these 

Northfleet. presents, to go to the sea ports and other places in that bailiwick where 
ships are, and to cause proclamation to be made there, charging all men to 
bring their ships as near land as possible, not to send any ships from 
the said ports and places to the king's fleet or elsewhere unless they 
are sufficiently furnished, and every man of those counties to prepare and 
provide himself with arms meet for the defence of those parts against 
hostile attacks, and to cause .beacons to be set up on the hills as is 
customary, whereby the community of those counties may be warned of 
the arrival of enemies, and betake themselves to the places where most 
danger is feared, so that no harm come to those parts by the attacks 
of those enemies, through his default. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The sheriff" of Southampton. 

The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. 

The sheriff" of Devon. 

The sheriff" of Cornwall. 

The sheriff of Kent. 

The like to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and 
warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place, ' nnitatis 
wiitandis.' By K. and C. 

Enrolment of release by Henry de Padyngton, clerk, to John Warender, 
citizen of London, of all his right and claim in all those lands and 
rents Avhich he and the said John held jointly of the gift and 
feoft'ment of Richard Merlouwe of Bereflete, Adam de Seint Ive, Geofi'rey 
de Carleton, ' mason,' and Richard de Donecastre, clerk, as well in the 
parishes of All Saints, Grascherche, and St. Edmund the King in Lom- 
bardestrete, London, as in Smethefeld near the Tower of London, and 
in the town of -Cheyham, co. Surrey, Thomas Leggi being then mayor 
of London, William de Tudenham and Richard Smelt, sheriff's. 
Witnesses : Richard Toky, John de Briklesworth, William Dalby, John 
atte Belle, Robert de Stratford, Thomas Same, John de Drayton, Richard 
de Carleton, John Bullok. Dated London, 12 July, 29 Edward Hi. 

Memorandum that Henry came into the chancery at London on 15 
August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



216 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Membrane lid — cont. 



1355. 

July 20. William de Lynlcy, parson of Stepelaston church in the diocese of 

Westmiuskr. Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to William de Shareshull, the younger, 
knight, 200/. ; to he levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the county of Oxford. 

Meiiiorandinn that William de HhareshuU, the king's chief justice, received 
this recognisance by writ of dedimus putestatcin which is on the files of 
chancery among such writs for the present year. 

A record <>f this recotjnisance is sent before the kin;/ for execution there. 

MEMBRANE liSd. 

Enrolment of release by William son of Richard de la Pole, knight, to 
Sir John de Lyle, lord of Rougemont [de lluhio Monte), of all his right and 
claim in the manor of Assheby Davy and in the advowson of the church of 
that town. Witnesses: Sir Thomas de Scalariis, Sir Henry de Colevill, 
Sir Constantine de Mortuo Mari, Sir Thomas le Chaumberleyn, knights, 
John Dengayne. Dated Rampton, Thursday after St. Botulf , 29 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by William son of Richard de la Pole, knight, to 
Sir John de Lyle, lord of Rougemont, of all his right and claim in the 
manor of Coldham. [Ii'/7;u'.s.s('s as above. 1 kited as ahore.] 

Enrolment of grant by William son of Richard de la Pole, knight, to 
Sir John de Lyle of Rougemont of a yearly rent of 40/., to be received of 
his manor of Uppletecoumbe, with powder of distraint if the rent be in 
arrear. In name of seisin he has delivered 1(/. of the rent to John, Dated 
Uppletecoumbe, Monday after St. Botulf, 29 Edward III. 

Meiiwrandniit that William came into the chancery at London on 2 July 
and acknowledged the three preceding deeds. 

Enrolment of indenture tripartite made between Sir John de Lyle of 
Rugemunt and Sir William son of Sir Richard de la Pole, knights, witness- 
ing that whereas William has made to John a writing of 40/. yearly rent 
of his manor of Uppletecoumbe to be paid at Michaelmas and Easter 
in equal portions, John grants that so long as he holds the manor of 
Coldham which he had of the gift of John Peverell, son of Sir 
Edmund Peverell, and Avhich the said William and Margaret his wife 
have released to the said John de Lyle, by fine in the king's court, 
without being ousted by judgment at the suit of the said William and 
Margaret or of the heirs of their bodies, the said writing of annuity for 
40/. shall be in suspense, without force and virtue, and if John de Lyle be 
so ousted from that manor or from an;;^ parcel thereof, the writing of 
annuity shall remain in force. Dated London, Friday aftei> Midsummer, 
29 Edward 111. French. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William son of Richard de 
la Pole, knight, has released to John de Lysle, lord of Rugemont, all his 
right in the manor of Assheby Davyd and in the advowson of the church 
of that town, and also in the manor of Coldham by another deed, and 
by the same deeds has bound himself to warranty, John grants that 
\Villiani shall not be charged with that warranty or with the value of 
the said manors or any parcel thereof except William or his heirs or the 
heirs of Margaret his wife demand those manors or parcel thereof. 
Witnesses: Sir Thomas de Grey of Cavendissh, Sir Robert de Bayouse, 
knights, (iilbert de Debenham, Hugh de Ulseby, Walter Hillary. Dated 
Drayton, Monday before Midsummer, 29 Edward 111. French. 



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Enrolment of indenture made between. Sir John del Lysle of Rugemunt, 
kniglit, and Sir William de la Pole, the younger, knight, witnessing that 
whereas John has released to William all his right in the manors of 
Edworthe and Alricheseye, co. Bedeford, the manor of Offord Daneys, 
CO. Huntingdon, with the advowson [of the church] of that manor, the 
nuinors of Brington and Aschele, co. Northampton, and in a messuage, 
160 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture in 
Coten near Liokyngham in the same county, and has bound himself to 
warranty, the said William grants that John and his heirs shall not 
be charged with the warranty or with the value of the said manors or any 
parcel thereof if they be lost, unless John and his heirs be the demand- 
ants, or Maud his wife if she survive him. Witnesses : Sir Thomas de 
Chalers, Sir Henry Colvill, Sir Constantine de Mortimer, knights, John 
Dengayne, John de Schardelowe. Dated Rampton, co. Cambridge, 
Wednesday after SS. Peter and Paul, 29 Edward III. French, 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir Henry de Walton, arch- 
deacon of Richemond, Sir Thomas de Gray of Cavendisch, knight. Sir 
Thomas de Walkefare, knight, John Dengayn, William Warde of Sauston, 
John de Grantessete and Henry de Ewenny and John de Lile of Ruge- 
mount, knight, have granted by fine in the king's court to Sir William de 
la Pole, knight, and to Margaret his wife and to William's heirs, the manor 
of Edworth, co. Bedeford, and also whereas they have granted by fine to 
the said William and Margaret and to William's heirs the reversions of 
the manor of Alricheseye, co. Bedeford, of the manor of Offord Daneys, 
CO. Huntyngdon, with the advowson of the church of that manor, of the 
manors of Bryngeton and Aschelee, co. Northampton, and of a messuage, 
IGU acres of land, 20 acres of meadow and 20 acres of pasture in Coten 
near Rokyugham, co. Northampton, which Sir Robert de Bradeston and 
Isabel his wife hold in the name of dower, as appears fully by the said 
fine, the said John de Lyle has released to the said William all his right 
and claim in all the said manors and lands. Witnesses : Sir Emery de 
Welyngton, Sir John Ingelouse, Sir Robert de Bayouse of the county of 
Huntyngdon, knights, John de Moubray, Hugh de Ulseby, Walter 
Hillary, John Norice of Teteworth. Dated Ciselond, co. Norfolk, Mid- 
summer eve, 29 Edward III. Frencli. 

MeinorandiDn that John de Lyle came into the chancery at London on 
2 July and acknowledged the four preceding deeds. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that Avhereas William de Meldon, knight, 
granted to William de Burgh, clerk, all his messuage in Fletstrete, situate 
near the messuage of the abbot of Circestre, rendering to him for the 
ten ye'ars next following a rose, and after the completion of the ten years, 
20 marks yearly, as is fully contained in an indenture made between them 
thereupon, William de Meldon has released to William de Burgh all his 
right and claim in the said tenements or in the rents reserved to him as 
aforesaid. Witnesses: Thomas Brykkes, Thomas atte Sloo, John Irrysh, 
John Lodelowe, 'cordwaner,' Geotl'rey Fourbour. Dated Fletstrete, 
London, the last day of June, 29 Edward III. French. 

Meiiioranduin that "William de Meldon came into the chancery at London 
on 2 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

July 10. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a market and fair to be 

Westminster, proclaimed and held at the manor of Gryngele of Queen Philippa, to wit, 

the market every Wednesday, and the fair on the eve and day of 

St. Barnabas. By p.s. [22859.] 



218 CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1355. 



MEMBRANE 15d. 

Enrolment of grant by Gilbert Threle to the king of a plot of meadow 
called ' Smalemede,' containing a moiety of an acre, 38^ perches of meadow 
in Henle near Guldeford. Witnesses : William atte Park, John Hanand, 
John de Abyndon, Simon atte Gildhalle. Dated Henle near Guldeford, 
4 May, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandinii that on 17 May, at Henle near Guldeford, Gilbert acknow- 
ledged the preceding charter before William de Burstall, clerk, by virtue of 
a writ which is on the files of chancery of this year. 

Enrolment of grant by John Edward to the king of a plot of land called 
' Porsemed,' containing 5^ acres, 14^ perches of meadow, and a plot of moor 
containing 8 acres 19i perches of moor in Henle near Guldeford. Witnesses: 
William atte Park, John Hanand, Roger West, Simon atte Gildhalle. Dated 
Henle near Guldeford, 4 May, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that on 17 May John acknowledged the preceding deed at 
Henle near Guldeford before William de Burstall, etc. 

Enrolment of grant by John Flecchere and Joan his wife to the king of 
a plot of land called ' Hetheres ' in Henle near Guldeford. Witnesses : 
William atte Park, John Hanand, John de Abyndon, Simon atte Gildhalle. 
Dated Henle near Guldeford, 4 May, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandton that the said John and Joan on 17 ]\Iay acknowledged 
the preceding deed at Henle near Guldeford before William de Burstall, etc. 
' mutatis mutandis' as in the first memorandum. 

Enrolment of grant by William Millecent and Isabel his wife to the king 
of a parcel of a certain meadow called 'Heweresmed,' containing i acre and 
29 perches, and a parcel of a moor called ' Heweresmor,' containing 3 roods, 
25i perches of moor, which parcels of meadow and moor William and 
Isabel hold of Isabel's right in Henle near Guldeford. Witnesses: 
William atte Park, John Hanand, John de Abyndon, Simon atte Gildhalle. 
Dated Henle near Guldeford, 4 May, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William and Isabel on 17 May at Henle near 
Guldeford acknowledged the preceding deed before William de Burstall 
etc. as above * mutatis mutandis.' 

Enrolment of grant by William Stedeman and Emma his wife to the 
king of a parcel of a meadow called ' Heweresmed,' containing | acre and 
29 perches of meadow, and a parcel of a moor called ' Hewereemor,' 
containing 3 roods, 254 perches of moor, which parcels of moor and meadow 
they hold as of Emma's right in the town of Henle. [Witnesses as above. 
Dated as above.] 

Memorandum that William and Emma on 17 May at Henle near 
Guldeford acknowledged the preceding deed before William de Burstall etc. 

Enrolment of grant by John atte Mulle to the king of a messuage with 
curtilage, a water mill, 1| acres, 1 perch of land, 2 acres, 3 roods, 
5^ perches of pasture and moor and 1 acre, 13i perches of meadow in 
Henle near Guldeford. [Witnesses as above. ]>ated as above.] 

^femorandum that on 17 May John at Henle near Guldeford acknow- 
ledged the preceding deed before William de Burstall etc. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Withewell to the king of a plot of moor 
called 'Pilmor' containing 7 acres, 20 perches in the town of Henle. 
[Witnesses as above. Dated as above.] 

Memorandum that on 17 May John at Henle near Guldeford acknow- 
ledged the preceding deed before William de Burstall etc. 



29 EDWARD III. 219 



1355. 



Membrane 15(1 — cont. 



Enrolment of grant by John de Stoughton to the king of a plot of moor 
called 'Stonghtonesmore,' containing 8 acres, 1 rood, IDi perches in 
Henle. [Witnesses as above. Dated as above.] 

Memorandum that on 17 May John at Henle near Guldeford acknow- 
ledged the preceding deed before William de Burstall. 

Enrolment of grant by John Aynolf to the king of a cottage with a toft 
called ' Aynolfsthyng' with appurtenances in Henle near Guldeford, in 
exchange for a plot called 'le Hethers,' which the king acquired of John 
Flecchere and Joan his wife, of Philip de Rekford and Juliana his wife and 
of l^^mma, Juliana's sister, and which the king has granted to John Aynolf 
by his letters patent. [Witnesses as above.'] Dated Henle near Guldeford, 
8 May, 29 Edward III. 

Memora)t(liini that John on 17 May at Henle near Guldeford acknow- 
ledged the preceding deed before William de Burstall. 

Enrolment of grant by William atte Gate to the king of a messuage and 
a virgate of land, which he held of the king in the town of Henle near 
Guldeford as of his inanor of Henle, and he has also granted to the king 
1H(I. of yearly rent which he used to receive of John atte Mull for those 
lands which the king has acquired of the said John, in exchange for a 
virgate of land called 'Hallereslond,' a parcel of meadow called ' Westes- 
med,' containing 2^ acres, 18 perches of meadow, and for an acre, 85 
perches of a moor called ' Westesmore ' in the town of Worplesdon, 
which messuage and land the king has acquired of Richard de Rokeslee 
and the meadow and moor of Master Robert de Wikford, and also 
for 8 acres, 81| perches of a pasture called ' Cobetesmore ' in the said town 
of Henle, which are parcels of the manor of Henle, and which the king has 
given to him in exchange, by letters patent. Witnesses : William atte 
Park, William Farman, John de Stoughton, John de Wythewell. Dated 
Henle near Guldeford, 8 May, 29 Edward III. 

JSlemoranduni that on 17 May William at Henle near Guldeford acknow- 
ledged the preceding deed before W' illiam de Burstall etc. 

Enrolment of grant by Henry Clement to the king of a plot of moor 
called ' Clementesmore,' containing 6 acres of moor in Henle near 
Guldeford, and 12(/. rent and two works in the autumn appraised at 
6'/., which rent and works Henry used to receive yearly of a tenement 
called ' Aynolfesthyng ' which John Aynolf lately held, in exchange for 
a croft called ' Putridescroft,' containing 2i acres, 7 perches of land, and 
a parcel of wood at la Hok, containing 1 acre, 1 rood, 7 perches of wood in 
the said town of Henle, which are parcels of the manor of Henle and 
which the king has granted to him in exchange by letters patent. Wit- 
nesses: W^illiam atte Park, John Hanand, Roger West, Simon atte 
Gildehalle. Dated Henle near Guldeford, 8 May, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that on 17 May Henry at Henle near Guldeford acknow- 
ledged the preceding deed before William de Burstall etc. as in the first 
memorandum. 



Membrane lid. 

Enrolment of release by Philip de Rykford and Juliana his wife to the 
king of all their right and claim in a plot of land called 'Hetheres' in 
Henle near Guldeford, which the king holds of the gift and feoffment of 



220 CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



-jorfr Membrane lAd — cont. 

John Flecchere aud Joan his wife. Witnesses : William atte Park, John 
Hanand, John de Ahyndon, Simon atte Gildhalle. Dated Henle near 
Guldeford, 7 May, 29 Edward III. 

Meiiiorandinii that on 17 May Philip and Jnliana at Henle near Guide- 
ford acknowledged the preceding deed hefore W^illiam de Burstall, clerk, 
by virtue of a writ to him which is on the files of chancery of this year. 

Enrolment of release by John Hewere to the king of all his right and 
claim in a parcel of meadow called ' Heweresmed,' containing i acre, 
29 perches of meadow, and also in a parcel of moor called ' Heweresmore,' 
containing 8 roods, 25^ perches of moor, in the town of Henle, which 
parcels of moor and nieadow the king has of the gift and feoffment of 
William Stedcmau and Enima his wife. Witnesses : William atte Park, 
John Hanand, John de Abyndon, Simon atte Gildhalle. Dated Henle near 
Guldeford, 15 May, 29 Edward III. 

Moiioraiulitiii that on 17 May at Henle near Guldeford John acknow- 
ledged the 25receding deed before William de Burstall, clerk [etc. as abort']. 

Enrolment of release by Isabel Pors to the king of all her right and 
claim in a plot of meadow called ' Porsemed,' containing 51 acres 
14|- perches of meadow, and a plot of moor containing 3 acres 19f perches of 
moor in Henle near Guldeford, which meadow and moor John Edward 
gave to the king. Witnesses : William atte Park, John Hanand, Roger 
West, Simon atte Gildhalle. Dated Henle near Guldeford, 15 May, 
29 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by Isabel Pors to the king of all her right and 
claim in a cottage and a curtilage in Henle near Guldeford which Richard 
Pors and Juliana his wife granted to the king. [Witnesses as above. Dated 
as above.] 

Meviaranditiii that on 17 May Isabel at Henle near Guldeford acknow- 
ledged the two preceding deeds before William de Burstall, clerk [etc. as 
above] . 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by William atte Gate from the 
king by the hands of John de Molyns, knight, and Richard de Norwico, 
clerk, of 60s. for the use of William Fynch for certain plots of meadow and 
moor in Henle sold by him to the king, in which sum he binds himself and 
his heirs to the said William Fynche. Dated Henle near Guldeford, 
17 May, 29 Edward III. 

Mciiioraiuluiii that William atte Gate on 17 May at Henle near Gulde- 
ford acknowledged the preceding letter before William de Burstall, clerk 
[etc. as above]. 

Enrolment of grant by John atte Felde and Alice his wife, daughter of 
William atte Felde, to the king of a messuage and two crofts containing 
3| acres 11 perches of land, and a grove containing 2 acres 3 roods 
, 10 perches in the town of Essamstede. Witnesses : William atte Park, 
John Hanand, Roger West, Simon atte Gildhalle. Dated Essamstede, 
4 May, 29 Edward III. 

MeiiiorandiDii that on 17 IMay the said John and Alice at Essamstede 
acknowledged the preceding charter before William de Burstall, clerk 
[etc. as above]. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Abyndon to tlie king of a messuage, 1 
acre, 1 rood, 26^ perches of land in the town of Essamstede, which land 
lies in a field called la Doune, and a croft which he formerly acquired of 



29 EDWAKD III. 221 



1355. 



Membrane lid — cont. 



Isabel atte Felcl, containing 9 acres, 1 rood, 29,^ perches of land in 
that town, in exchange for a cottage and a parcel of meadow and 
pasture at Cokkenhend containing -^ acre, 24^ perches of land in the town 
of Essamstede, 2 acres, 8 roods, 86 perches of land in that town in a field 
called ' Micheloomerssh,' 1 acre, 1 rood, 19 perches of land in that town in 
a field, called ' le acre hey,' and a croft called ' Menecroft,' containing 
2| acres 80g perches of land in that town, which cottage, croft, land, 
meadow and pasture the king has granted to John in exchange by letters 
patent. [Witnesses as above.] Dated at Essamstede, 8 May, 29 Edward III. 
Memorandum that on 18 May at Essamstede John acknowledged the 
preceding charter before William de Burstall, clerk [etc. as above] . 

Enrolment of grant by Roger ^^''est, ' tournour,' to the king of a 
messuage, 4 acres, 3 roods, 12f perches of wood and heath in the 
town of Essamstede, in exchange for a messuage, 1 acre, 1 rood, 
26^- perches of land in that town lying in a field called ' la Doune,' which the 
king acquired of John de Abyndon, a croft called ' Littloomerssh,' 
containing 4 acres, 1 rood, SO^ perches of land and another croft called 
' Brakenhalecroft,' containing 2 acres, 1 rood, 9f perches of land in 
that town, which are parcels of the manor of Essamstede, and which the 
king has granted to him in exchange, by letters patent. Witnesses : 
William atte Park, John Hanand, John de Abyndon, Simon atte Gild- 
halle. Dated Essamstede, 8 May, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandinn that on 18 May at Essamstede Boger acknowledged the 
preceding charter before William de Burstall, clerk [etc. as above]. 

Enrolment of release by Simon atte Gildhall to the king of all his right 
and claim in all those lands which Roger West, 'tournour,' has given to 
the king. Witnesses : William atte Park, John de Abyndon, John atte 
Feld, Roger West. Dated Essamstede, 17 May, 29 Edward III. 

Moiiorandiiiii that on 18 May Simon at Essamstede acknowledged the 
preceding deed before William de Burstall, clerk [etc. as above] . 

Enrolment of grant by Robert de Wykford to the king of a moor called 
' Westesmore,' containing 2 acres, 15 perches of moor, and a meadow 
called 'Westesmed,' containing 2^ acres, 18 perches of meadow in 
Worplesdon. Witnesses : William atte Park, John Hanand, Roger West, 
Simon atte Gildhalle. Dated Worplesdon, 4 May, 29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that on 1 July Robert at London acknowledged the preced- 
ing charter before William de Burstall, clerk [etc. as above] . 

MEMBRANE ISd. 

June 25, To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order upon sight of these 

Westminster, presents to cause proclamation to be made that no one shall presume, upon 
pain of forfeiture, to molest the Flemings staying in that city or about to 
come thither, but that they shall receive them kindly and permit them to 
exercise their misteries in the city, provided they behave seemly, as 
men of Flanders of divers misteries, banished from those parts for adhering 
to the king, and others of those parts, out of affection for the king, have 
come to that city and to other places of England to exercise their 
misteries and to gain a livelihood by their toil. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that John de Stoddye, citizen of London, 
and Robert de Orcheston, attorneys of Joan del Bret (sister of Berard de 
la Brett), William Sauncii, lord of Pommiers {Fomeriis), Master Gerald 
de Podio, commander of Arveyres {Arveriis), brother Arnald de Pountz 



222 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1355. 



June 18. 

Westminster. 



July 28. 
Handwich. 



Membrane ISd — cont. 

of the order of the friars minors of Bordeaux, warden of the minors of 
Rions (Reoiniz), Reymond Bouys, canon of Vertheuil (Bartholes), brother 
Arnald de PioUo, superintendent of the Augustinian friars of Bordeaux, 
Perys de Bers, called Peronoun, executors of the will of Berard de la 
Bret, knight, to receive all sums of money due to Berard and make 
acquittances therefor, and to annul recognisances to Berard, made in the 
chancery and in the exchequer and bonds made to him, as appears by a 
patent of record of the chancery, have received from Robert prior of 
Bustlesham and the convent there 400^. in the name of the said executors, 
in full payment of 2,400Z. in which Thomas sometime prior of ]5ustle- 
sham, Sir Edward Mountagu and Simon bishop of Ely acknowledged 
in the king's court before the barons of the exchequer on 1 June, 
19 Edward III, that they were bound to the said Berard ; and general 
release to the prior and convent in the name of the said executors, 
Witnesses : Sir David de Wollore, Sir Ellis de Grymesby, Sir William 
de Newenham, Martin Chaunceux, Thomas Gerveys. Dated London, 
26 Jiily, 29 Edward III. Frendi. 

MeiiiorcutdiDti that John de Stodeye and Robert de Orcheston came into 
the chancery at Westminster on 26 July and acknowledged the preceding 
deed. 

Enrolment of release by James de Hauvill, knight, to Roger de Caston, 
parson of Reynham St. Mary's church, and to Richard Syger of Oxwyk, 
chaplain, of all his right and claim in the manors of Dunton and Reynham 
with the advowsons of the churches of Dunton and Boketon, which 
manors and advowsons Roger aud Richard hold of his gift and ffeoffment 
in Norfolk. Witnesses : John de Houton, Simon de Snyterton, Henry 
Lucy, Robert Scoggan, Nicholas Payn, William Dudeman of Norfolk, 
John de Bledelawe of the county of Buckingham, Thomas Perle, Richard 
Toky of London. Dated London, Monday after St. Mary Magdalene, 
29 Edward III. 

Memorandum that James came into the chancery at London on 27 July 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 
proclamation to be made that no one, upon pain of forfeiture of life and 
members and all other things, shall hold an exchange of gold or silver 
money in that city or its subixrbs or elsewhere in England, and if they find 
any doing the contrary after the proclamation they shall take them and 
keep them safe in prison, taking the said money into the king's hand as 
forfeit, and certifying the king in chancery from time to time of all their 
action in the matter. By K. and C. 

To the same. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause proclamation 
to be made in that city and its suburbs that no one, upon pain of forfeiture, 
shall hold an exchange of money and plate there except Henry Picard and 
his deputies, and if they find any doing so after the proclamation they 
shall take them and keep them safe in prison, taking the said money 
into the king's hands as forfeit, and certifying him in chancery from 
time to time of all their action in the nuitter, as the king has com- 
mitted to Henry all his exchanges of his own and of other moneys, of 
gold and silver plate and of broken silver to hold in the king's name in the 
city of London in the street called Lumbardstrete and in the other cities 
and towns in England in certain streets in a public place for one year next 
following, and the king wishes that no one else shall hold an exchange for 
profit, as is fully contained in an indenture made with Henry. 

By K. and C. 



29 EDWARD III. 



223 



1355. 

July 22. 
Sandwich. 



July 29. 
^Yestminstel•. 



Membrane ISd — amt. 

To the same. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause proclamation 
to be made that all merchants and others who have any corn and especially 
oats, and wish to sell it, shall bring the same with all speed to Calais, where 
there is now a great scarcity of corn, and where they will find numerous 
buyers and prompt payment, as the king has learned that there is a great 
scarcity of corn and especially of oats at Calais, whereby great peril may 
come to the town. ]iy K . 

The like to the following, to wit: — 

The mayor and bailift's of Southampton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Chichester. 

The mayor and bailift's of Shorham. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. 

The mayor and bailift's of Sandwich. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dover. 

The mayor and bailift's of la Rye. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Colchester, 

The mayor and bailift's of Canterbury. 

The mayor and bailift's of Lenne. 

The mayor and bailift's of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The mayor and bailift's of Grymesby. 

The mayor and bailift's of Hertilpole. 

The mayor and bailift's of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The bailift's of Whiteby. 

The bailiffs of Scardeburgh. 

The bailiff's of Barton upon Humbre. 

The bailiffs of Boston. 

The bailiff's of Dunwioh. 

The bailiff's of Norwich. 

The bailiff's of Great Yarmouth. 

The bailiff's of Herewycz. 

The bailiff's of Ipswich. 

The baihff's of Maldon. 

The bailiff's of Hethe. 

The bailiff's of Romeneye. 

Robert Brace of Stone acknowledges that he owes to John Costantyn of 
London 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Kent. 



Aug. 3. 
Westminster. 



Julie 12. 
The Tower. 



Aug. 16. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 22. 
Westminster. 



John Pavely of West Pyrye and John fitz Richard de Olneye acknowledg 
that they owe to John Gravelee, citizen and goldsmith of London, 20/. 
to be levied etc. in the county of Northampton. 

To the Emperor. The king congratulates him on his coronation in the 
city [of Rome] on Easter day. [Fa'dera.] 

Master Robert de Wykford, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
de Rokesle 400Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Surrey. 

John de Grey of Rotherfeld acknowledges that he owes to David de 
Wollore, clerk, 201. ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 

Cancelled on jiayment. 

David grants that if John pay him \0l. at Martinmas next, the 
recognisance shall be void. 



224 ■ CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]355 MEMnnANE 12</. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard de liokeslee to Master Robert de Wykford 
of all his lands with rents, woods, meadows, pastures, wards, marriages, 
reliefs, escheats and services, with reversions and all other rights and 
appurtenances, which he has in Werplesdon and Burgham, and in the parish 
of Werplesdon, co. Surrey. Witnesses : Roger de Rokeslee, Thomas de 
Weston, William atte Park, Robert Danhurst, Andrew Worldham, Peter 
Seraare, George Wythewell, -John Henand, Walter Wodelond, William atte 
(iate. Dated Werplesdon, 18 May, 29 Edward III. 

MciDorandum that Richard came* into the chancery at London on 
5 August and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of release by John Sprot, son of John Sprot sometime citizen 
and Salter of Loudon, to Sampson de Soham, citizen and vintner of London, 
of all his right and claim in the 15s. 4r/. of yearly quit rent which he held 
and used to receive for life of all that tenement with the houses built 
thereon which Sampson holds of John's demise for a term of twenty 
years, in the parish of All Saints, Bredstrete, London, as is fully con- 
tained in an indenture made between them, and warranty of the jDremises 
for a great sum of money which Sampson has paid down to him ; Thomas 
Leggi being then mayor of London, William de Tudenham and Richard 
Smelt sheriffs. Witnesses : Thomas Dolsaly, John de Brynchesle, John 
Lyghtfot, Walter Tiffelde, Robert de Yvyngho, Hugh Reygner, John 
Shoppe. Dated London, the last day of July, 29 Edward IIL 

Meinorandiiiii that John came into the chancery at London on 12 August 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between John Warender, citizen of 
London, and Richard de Chaddesle, clerk, witnessing that John, by his 
charter of feoffment, has granted to Richard all his capital tenement, with 
the houses built thereon, the shops adjacent and all other appurtenances, 
which John had of the gift and feoffment of Richard Merlowe,* Adam de 
Seint Ive, Geoffrey de Carleton and Richard de Donecastre, clerk, in the 
parish of St. Edmund the King in Lombardstrete in the ward of 
Langebourne, London, which tenement is situate between the rent of 
Richard de Berkyng on the east and the tenement of Richard Toky on the 
west; and further that whereas John is bound to Richard in 200Z. by a 
recognisance made in chancery on the feast of St. James, 29 Edward III, 
to be paid at IMichaelmas next, Richard grants thafr if he and his heirs 
peaceably hold all the said tenement, without disturbance from any 
estate, right or action that John or any other may have, or may have 
made to any one before the date of these presents by charter, fee tail, 
rent charge, statute merchant, recognisance and annuity or by testa- 
mentary disposition, or dower, except the rents due to the chief lords 
of the fee, also if John, between now and Easter next, deliver to Richard 
a statute merchant in which John is bound to Sir Robert de Brome 
in 80/. and if, between now and Easter, he deliver to Richard another 
statute merchant in which Boniface Lapyn, 'mynyter,' is bound to 
William Stodeye, vintner of London, in a certain sum, together with a 
charter of partition of land which formerly was bought of the heirs of the 
tenement which belonged to ]\Iaud atte Vyne, then the recognisance for 
200/. shall be null, and if Richard and his heirs be ousted from the 
tenement or from any house, rent or land thereof for the causes aforesaid, 
or any other cause, the recognisance shall remain in force, if John do 
not satisfy Richard for such portion and for his damages within a month 
after he has been notified. Dated London, the morrow of St. James, 
29 Edward III. French. 

Meiiioraudioii that Richard came into the chancery at London on 
15 August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



29 EDWARD III. 



225 



1355. 

Aug. 1. 
Westminster. 



Ang. 2. 
Sandwich. 



Membrane 12(1 — cont. 

John de Northwode, clerk, is nominated to the abbot and convent of 
Shrewsbury, to receive a certain pension from that house, which they are 
bound to grant to one of the king's clerks by reason of the new creation 
of the abbot until they provide him with a suitable benefice. 

By p.s. [22875.] 

To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 
the following ordinance to be proclaimed, forbidding anyone to molest 
the butchers or their servants taking and depositing offal in accordance 
with the ordinance, or ih the performance of their mistery as agreed upon, 
and if they find any attempting the contrary after the proclamation to take 
them and keep them in prison until they make fine, as at the suit of the 
butchers of the shambles of St. Nicholas, London, praying the king to assign 
a place to them in or near that city where they may deposit the intestines 
and other offal of the beasts there slaughtered by them, whereby the king 
ordered the mayor, aldermen, sheriffs and all the community of that city to 
deliberate upon the matter and to assign such a place to the butchers 
certifying the king in chancery thereupon, and the sheriff's, mayor and others 
certified that after such deliberation they had assigned to the butchers a 
place upon the Thames in the city for the deposit of such refuse, which 
place the butchers bought for that purpose from William Baldewyn, 
'tannere,' and Alice his wife, the place being situate between the wall of 
the friars preachers, London, on the west, and the tenement of William 
Hercy on the east, and it was unanimously agreed that if any one should 
hinder the butchers or their servants in the exercise of their mistery in 
accordance with that agreement, he should be immediately taken and 
imprisoned and not released until he had made fine before the mayor 
and aldermen for the use of the community of the city. [Fcedera.] 

William de Megham acknowledges that he owes to John Wade, clerk, 
20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Sussex. 

John son of John Lyvet of Westferles acknowledges that he owes to 
John Wade, clerk, 160Z. ; to be levied etc. in Sussex. 
Cancelled on paijiiient. 

Oct. 1. John abbot of Kirkestall acknowledges for himself and convent that they 

Westminster owe to William de Wynterton, clerk, 1001. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the county 
of York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 26. Nicholas Marchant, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Thomas atte Crouch, citizen and spurrier of London, 40^ ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 
Cancelled on paijinent. 

To the abbot and convent of Glastonbury. Eequest to grant to Thomas 

*de Tettebury, the king's clerk, such pension or corrody of 100s. yearly of' 

their house, to be received for life, as Robert Chaundeller had there at the 

king's request, certifying the king of what they do in the matter by the 

bearer of these presents. By p.s. [22841.] 

Sept. 12. To J. archbishop of York and the chapter of St. Peter's church, York, 

S^'cstminster. Order to release the sequestration made upon the fruits of the prebend of 

Eoger de Holm, prebendary of Stillyngton in that church, for a certain sum 

exacted of him for the king's use, if he find security to answer to the king 



Sept. 29. 
Westminster. 



July 3. 
Westminster 



273 



226 



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1355. 



Sept. 18. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 16. 

Westminster. 

Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 1 2d — eont. 

for the fruits so sequestrated or the value thereof, and to permit Roger to 
dispose freely of those fruits as he sees fit, certifying the king in chancery 
before the quinzaine of Michaelmas of the said security and the value of 
the said fruits. By C. 

A like writ is sent to Thomas [bishop] elect of Norwich for the same Roger, 
parson of Blofeld church in the diocese t)f Norwich, in regard to the 
sequestration made on the fruits of that church by tlie king's command. 

Henry le Scrop, knight, acknowledges that he owes to David de Wollore, 
clerk, and Henry de Ingelby, clerk, 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment 
of his lands and chattels in the county of York. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoiclediied hy David. 

Memorandum that David and Henry grant that if Henry le Scrop pay 
them 30/. at Easter next, the recognisance shall be null. 

William Boteler of Kydale acknowledges that he owes to John son of 
William Moubray 20Z. ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 
all who have measures shall bring them to the sheriff and have them made 
to agree with the standard and that no one, upon pain of forfeiture, shall 
use any measures except streeked measures agreeing with the standard, as 
a statute passed by common counsel of the realm of England contains that 
all measures, to wit the bushel, half bushel, peck, gallon, pottle and quart 
shall be made to agree with the standard throughout England, and the 
quarter shall contain 8 bushels by the standard and each measure of corn 
shall be streeked, saving the rents and ferms of lords which shall be 
measured by the same measure as heretofore, and that the purveyors of 
the king and queen and all others shall make their purveyances by the 
same streeked measures, whereby the king has caused certain measures to 
be made agreeing with the standard, which he sends to the sheriff to remain 
with him. [F^edera.] 

The like to all the sheriffs throughout England. [Jbid.] 



Membrane lid. 

Sept. 15. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, not to permit 

Southwiok. any ship great or small or boat or man to cross from the port of that city 

to parts beyond before Michaelmas )iext, without the king's special licence, 

and to cause proclamation to be made in that city and its suburbs that no 

ship, boat or man shall so cross before the said feast, without licence, upon 

pain of forfeiture. By K. 

[Fiedera.] 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull and of six other towns. 
The bailiffs of Baudreseye and of seventeen other towne. 
Roger de IMortuo Mari, earl of March, constable of Doier castle and 
warden of the Cinque Ports, or him who supplies his place. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 
proclamation to be made that no person, ship or boat shall cross from 
England to parts beyond upon pain of forfeiture, before Michaelmas next, 
without the king's special licence. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to the sheriffs of eight other counties. [Ibid.] 



29 EDWARD III. 227 



1355. Membrane lid — ro7it. 

Enrolment of release by Alexander de Lenn, citizen and dyer of London, 
and Alice his wife, late the wife of Richard de Grensted, sometime citizen 
and cordwainer of London, to Sir Matthew de Torkeseye, clerk, of all their 
right and claim in all that tenement with a shop and all its other 
appurtenances which Matthew holds of their gift and feoftment in the 
parish of St. Mftry atte HuUe near Billyngesgate, London, Thomas Leggy 
being then mayor of London, Richard Smelt and William de Tudenham 
sheriffs, Ralph de Lenn, then alderman of that ward. Witnesses : 
William de Shirborn, Roger atte Stone, Adam Canon, John Jordan, John 
Wirehale. Dated London, Sunday before the Nativity of the Virgin, 
29 Edward IIL 

Memnrandnm that the said Alexander and Alice came into the chancery 
at London on 12 September and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of partition of the lands which belonged to Robert le Botiller, 
who held by knight service of the heir of Robert de Clifford, tenant in 
chief, late a minor in the king's wardship, in the following form, to wit : — 

William de Thrilkeld, escheator in Westmorland, has taken an 
inquisition at Appilby on Wednesday before the Ascension, 29 Edward III, 
by virtue of a writ directed to him, by William de Crakanthorp, William de 
Warthecop, Thomas de Warthecop, John de Stirkeland, John de Helton, 
Hugh de Berwys, Thomas de Berwys, John de Colleby, William de Stirke- 
land, John de Cotesford, William Marschall and Walter de Clibrun, who 
upon oath have divided all the lands whereof Robert le Botiller was seised 
at his death in his demesne in that bailiwick into seven equal parts, and the 
escheator has delivered to Robert de Leyburn and Beatrice his wife, one of 
the daughters and heirs of Robert, 2 messuages, 28 acres of land, 4 acres of 
meadow, 3 acres of wood in the town of Neweby, which are extended at 30s., 
as her purparty. 

He has also delivered another part to Joan late the wife of Thomas de 
Hoton, another of the daughters and heirs of Robert, 4 cottages, 17 acres 
of land, 4 acres of meadow, whereof one lies in le Tbakmyre, with 
appurtenances in Kyngesmeburn, and ^ acre of land with appurtenances 
upon Withbergh in Maldesmeburn, which are extended at 30,s'., as her 
purparty. 

He has delivered a third part to Ralph de Baggeleye and Ellen his wife, 
third daughter and heir of Robert, 4 messuages and 27 acres of land in 
Colby, which are extended at 30s., as her purparty. 

He has delivered a fourth part to John son of Agnes late the wife of 
William Prodhomme, deceased, fourth daughter and heir of Robert, 3j6 acres 
of land, G acres of meadow in Kyngesmeburn, 15 acres of land, 8 acres of 
meadow, and 4 acres of wood in Neweby and a bovate of land in Hoton 
Roef, which are extended at 30s., as John's purparty. 

The escheator has taken the fealty of the said Robert, Joan, Ralph 
and John, and has taken security from them for paying their relief «,t 
the exchequer ; and three parts still remain in the king's hand, to 
wit, a fifth part for Ralph de Brantyngham and Mariota his wife, 
fifth of the daughters and heirs of Robert le Botiller, a moiety of the 
capital manor of Kyngesmeburn, 24 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, 
in that town, which are extended at 30s. : a sixth part for Thomas de 
Halnatby and Maud his wife, sixth of the daughters and heirs of Robert, 
to wit, the other moiety of the capital manor of Kyngesmeburn, 29 acres of 
land, 6 acres of meadow in that town, which are extended at 30s., because 
they were notified and did not sue for their purparties; and a seventh part 
for John son of Alice, seventh of the daughters and heirs of Robert, by 
reason of his minority, 2 messuages, 28 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 
2 acres of wood in the town of Neweby, which are extended at 80s. 



228 



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1355. 

Sept. 26. 
The Tower. 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 29. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane lid — emit. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Lenne. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, 
not to permit any ship, boat or man to cross from the port of that town 
to parts beyond, without the king's special order, before the octaves of 
i\Iichaelraas next, although the king previously directed to them a like oj^ler 
until INIichaelmas. By K. 

[F(edcra.\ 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth and of twelve other towns. [IbiJ.] 

Enrolment of release by John de Harpusfeld to Andrew Aubrey, citizen 
and pepperer of London, of all his right and claim in those 8s. yearly quit 
rent which Andrew has of the gift and feoffment of "William atte Delle 
of Bishops Hatfeld, to be received of his nine tenants in the town of North 
Mymmes in the parish of St. Peter in the town of St. Albans, to wit, of 
John d(! Lokkeleye for his tenement in North Mymmes and his land in le 
Longeforlong and Wyxtonecroft and one acre of meadow in le Rothemed 
which he holds by the service of 3.s. dd. ; of John Sterne for his land which 
he holds in le Longeforlong and Wyxtonecroft, 3(/. ; of John atte Hull for 
the land Avhich he holds in le Longeforlong, 6(/. ; of Gilbert Holstok for his 
land which he holds in le Innyng and in le Longeforlong, 14(/. ; of Roger 
Budell for his half tenement and his land at le Rothestokke, which he 
holds, 10(/. ; of William atte Rothestokke for another half tenement and 
his land which he holds there, 12^/. ; of Alexander de Slepe for two crofts 
of land, to wit, le Longecroft and Bamekynescroft, which he holds, 8(/. ; 
of William Sakyn for Amfelisecroft id. ; of Roger Child for his land in le 
Northmymmes, id. as they are bounded and divided, which 8s. rent William 
atte Delle lately acquired of the said John de Harpusfeld. Witnesses : 
Gilbert de Holstok, William Aleyn, John Aleyn, John atte Grove, John 
le Swon, Adam Heroun, John de Tuyford, chaplain. Dated London, 
1 October, 29 Edward III. 

j\Ie mora lid inn that the said John de Harpusfeld came into the chancery 
at London on 1 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John Cristian of Sutton acknowledges that he owes to John Reyner of 
London 60.s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in the county of Berks. 

William Home of Apuldre acknowledges that he owes to John de Scarle, 
clerk, 100s. ; to be levied etc. in Kent.^'' 



Membrane lOd. 

Enrolment of grant by William de Aumarle, knight, to Thomas Waryu, 
of his manors of Hentone and Hamme Aumarle with the reversions both 
of free men and of villeins w hen they fall in, and also 3.s. yearly rent to be 
received of a burgage in Crischurch Twynham, which Roger Taillour and 
Alice his wife hold for life, with the reversion of that burgage, co. South- 
ampton, to hold without making any waste or sale of the bondmen beyond 
the custom of the manors, and Thomas shall render to William yearly for 
the seven years next following one rose at Midsunnncr, and after that term, 
if he survive, he shall render for his life and for two years beyond a clove 
at ]\Iichaelmas, and after the term of his life and of the two years beyond 
his heirs shall render lOOZ. yearly to William, and if the rent of the rose, 

• Tested by Thomas the king's son, guardian of Englnnd. 



29 EDWAED III. 229 



1355. 



Membrane IQd — conU 



the clove or 100^. be in arrear after any of the terms William may enter 
the said manors, reversions and rents and retain them until the arrears 
are fully paid, and if the heirs of Thomas make any waste or sale of the 
bondmen beyond the custom of the manors William may enter the said 
manors etc. and* retain them until satisfaction is given to him for such 
Avaste or sale. Witnesses : Sir Thomas West and Sir Henry Peverel, 
knights; Richard Trenchard. Richard de Farnhull, Thomas Patrich. Dated 
Cnschurch Twynham, 12 June, 29 Edward III. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William de Aumarle, knight, 
has granted to Thomas Waryn his manors of Hentone and HammeAumarl 
and 8.S'. yearly rent issuing from a burgage in Chrischurch Twynham, 
CO. Southampton, by the preceding charter, William has put in his place 
Thonuis Thurbern to deliver seisin of the said manors to Thomas Waryn, 
Dated Crischurch Twynham, 12 June, 29 Edward III. Frcncli. 

Enrolment of grant by William de Aumarle, knight, to Thomas Waryn, 
of a yearly rent of IL, to be received of his manor of Leveneston near 
Wodebury, co. Devon, Avith power of distraint if the rent be in arrear. 
Witnesses : Richard de Brankescombe, John Fraunceys, William de 
Chekstone, James Vautort, John Aleyn of Woneford. Dated Wodebury, 
12 June, 29 Edward III. 

Meniorawhnn that William de Aumarle came into the chancery at West- 
minster on 6 October and acknowledged the preceding charters and letter. 

Enrolment of indenture made at Wodebury between Sir William de 
Aumarle, knight, and Thomas ^\'ygom, witnessing that whereas William 
has granted to Thomas a yearly rent of 8/. to be received in his manor of 
Leveneston near W^odebury, Devon, as appears by the preceding deed, 
Thomas grants that if he and his heirs hold the manors of Hentone and 
Hamme Aumarle with the turbary in the New Forest, and the rent of 
Crischurch Twynham, co. Southampton, discharged of dowers, until the term 
of seven years next following, and if he survive after that term, then for the 
term of his life and for two years beyond, according to the purport of the 
principal charter made by William to him, and if, in case he or his heirs lose 
dowers of the said manors, turbary and rent by recovery of law, without 
collusion, William shall recompense Thomas reasonably to the value of such 
loss, then the annuity for 8^. shall lose its force, and after the term of the 
seven years, the life of Thomas and the two years beyond, Thomas grants 
that the annuity for 8Z. shall lose its force. Dated at the place aforesaid, 
18 June, 29 Edward III. French. 

Memoran(ln)ii that Thomas came into the chancery at Westminster on 
6 October, and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by William de Aumarle, knight, 
from Thomas Waryn of the rent of a rose due to him yearly at Mid- 
summer, as well for the term of Midsummer last as for the seven years next 
following, and also of a clove due to him yearly at Michaelmas for the 
term of Thomas's life, and for two years beyond, which rents are reserved 
in the gift made to Thomas of the manors of Henton and Haimue Aumarle, 
CO. Southampton. Dated Crischurch Twynham, 1 July, 29 Edward III. 

21cinorandnw that William came into the chancery at Westminster on 
6 October and acknowledged the precedirig deed. 

Enrolment of release by Maud, daughter of William son of William de 
Fynchyngfelde to John Houel of Wyveritoun of all her right and claim 
in the town of Fynchyngfelde to wit, as in messuages, arable land, meadows, ^ 



230 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1 oe r Membrane lOd — cont. 

1355. 

pastures, ways, paths, commons, rents, wards, reliefs, escheats and all 
other appurtenances. Dated Fynchyngfelde, Wednesday after Michaelmas, 
29 Edward III. . 

Memorandum that Maud came into the chancery at London on 8 Octol)er 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Oct. 8. Thomas Cosyngton of Northflete and Robert Cosyngton of Northflete 

Westminster, acknowledge severally that they owe to Thomas Goldhirst of Leybourne, 
parson of Notestede church, 4UZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in Kent. 

Thomas de Rokeby, 'luncle,' and John de Btok, parson of Folketon 
church, in the diocese of York, acknowledge that they owe to John, arch- 
bishop of York, 20^. ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 

( '(incelled on payment. 

Oct. 10. Thomas son of Richard Doyly of the county of Buckingham acknow- 

Westminster ledges that he owes to David de Wollore, clerk, and Henry de Ingelby, 
clerk, 400^.; to be levied etc. in the county of Buckingham. 
Cancelled o)t payment ack}io\cled(jed by J)avid. 

Enrolment of release by William de Belegrave, the elder, to Sir John de 
Wynewyk, Sir John de Eccleshale and Sir Hugh Martyn, clerks, of all his 
right and claim in the manors of Barton St. John and Stanton St. John, and 
also in the reversions of the manors of Lageham and Mereden. Witnesses : 
Walter Colepepir, John his brother, Thomas atte Legh, John Chedecroft, 
John Derkynghole. Dated Penshurst, 20 September, 29 Edward HL 
French. 

Memorandum that William came into the chancery at London on 
22 October, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Oct. 24. John Tryvet of Oterhampton, knight, and John Seys, clerk, acknowledge 

Westminster, that they owe to John de Wynwyk, clerk, 10^.; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in Somerset. 
Cancelled oti payinent. 

John Tryvet of Oterhampton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
John Seys, clerk, 20^. ; to be levied etc. in Somerset. 
Cancelled o)i payment. 

Lettice Gubbe of London and John de Southcote acknowledge severally 
that they owe to the prior of St. Bartholomew's, Smethefeld, London, 40Z. ; 
to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE 9d. 

Oct. 14. John Barker of Blythe ackowledges that he owes to John de Scarle, clerk, 

Westminster 201. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Nottingham. 

Oct. 14. John de llastang, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 

Westminster Piritou, clerk, 1,000/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Warwick. 

Oct. 14. William de Gategang, parson of Old Shoram church, acknowledges that 

Westminster he owes to William de Haukesworth, clerk, 10 marks; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
Sussex. 

' anciiled on payment. 



29 EDWARD III. 



231 



2355 Membrane dd — cont: 

Oct. 4. To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order, upon sight of these presents, 

Westminster, to cause proclamation to be made that no one, upon pain of forfeiture, shall 
take herrings or other goods brought to Great Yarmouth for sale, from the 
• hands of those to whom they belong, for sale, contrary to their will, or 

shall intermeddle with the sale thereof, but shall permit such owners of 
herrings and goods to sell them freely as they will, in accordance with the 
charters and ordinance made thereupon, and that no one shall go with 
crayers called 'pikers' or other ships or boats to meet ships coming to Great 
Yarmouth with herrings or other merchandise, in Seynt Nicholas Rode, 
Kirkele Rode or Caisternesse or elsewhere at sea or on the sea coast or in 
other places, to forestall the said herrings or merchandise or to buy them 
before they come to the said port, contrary to the statute thereupon, and if 
the bailitt's find any doing the contrary after the proclamation they shall 
arrest them with their ships and goods, taking the jiusse of the town if 
necessary, and keep them in prison, detaining the goods as forfeit to the 
king, until further order, so that answer for such goods be made at the 
exchequer ; as it was granted by charters of the king's predecessors to 
the burgesses of Great Yarmouth that all merchandise of fish or other things 
which should be brought within the port of that town in ships or boats or 
otherwise, for tratKc there, should be unladed openly at that town and not 
elsewhere Avithin the port, and be exposed for sale by those who bring them 
or their servants without any forestalling, abbrochment or other impediment 
whatsoever, and further the ordinance made between the said burgesses 
and the men and tenants of Little Yarmouth and Gorleston upon the 
dissension between them touching the lading and unlading of ships in that 
port, made by the king and his council, contains that all ships coming 
laden with goods, whether herrings or other fish or other things, within 
the port and water of Great Yarmouth, except the ships belonging to the 
said men and tenants of Little Yarmouth and Gorleston, shall be unladed 
at the town of Great Yarmouth and not elsewhere, and the goods 
exposed for sale by the hands of those bringing and wishing to sell 
them, or by their servants, without any forestalling or other impediment, 
and the last statute published at Westminster contains that no merchant 
shall go by land or water to meet wine or other merchandise coming to 
England at sea or elsewhere, to forestall the same, or to buy it before it 
comes to port to be unladed, or enter ships for this cause until the same has 
been landed to be exposed for sale, under pain of forfeiture of life and 
members, lands and all other goods and chattels ; and now the king has 
learned that some persons, not considering the said charters, ordinance and 
statute, take herrings and other merchandise brought to the town of Great 
Yarmouth, from the hands of those that bring them, sell them and detain 
a greater share of the profit therefrom for their own gain, paying little to 
the merchants to whom the goods belonged, and many others meet both in 
that port and at sea the ships laden with herrings and other merchandise 
coming to that port and to the fair of Great Yarmouth and forestall the said 
herrings, etc. before they can reach the said town. 

Oct. 12. To the same. Order to permit all merchants with their merchandise in 

Westminster, ships not laded for the port of Great Yarmouth, who wish to go to other 
towns and places without the water and port of Great Yarmouth, anchor 
their ships there and expose their merchandise for sale, to sell the same to 
those who wish to buy, in Kirkele Rode and elsewhere without the said 
port and water, and to permit those wishing to buy to do so without any 
impediment, so that no merchandise be sold contrary to the form of the 
preceding order ; as the men and tenants of Kirkele, Laistoft and other 
towns of the sea coast adjacent to those parts have shown the king that 
merchants coming to those towns to sell herrings, fish and other merchandise 



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]355. 



Membrane 9<l — cont. 

are prevented from selling the same, as they have been wont to do in 
all past time, by pretext of the said order and proclamation, and the men of 
those towns have not dared to buy the same lest they should be reputed 
forestallers, although they have no means of living except by the prohfes of 
merchandise coming to the towns, and if they are excluded from tbe said 
profits they will have to abandon those towns, wherefore they have prayed 
the king to provide a remedy, and it was and is the intention of the king 
and his council that all merchants, native and foreign, when they touch at 
any port in England with ships laden with merchandise, and freely wish 
to sell s\ich merchandise, may so do, and men of those towns or any others 
wishing to buy may so do without impeachment. 

Oct. 21. Richard Tempest, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 

Westminster, Cliderhowe 600/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of York. 

M(')ii<>ra)i(li())i that John Moubray and Thomas de Ingelby received this 
recognisance by writ of daliviHs pvtestatcni , which is on the files among 
such writs for this year. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir Richard Tempest, knight, 
is bound to Hugh de Clyderhowe in QOOl. by the preceding recognisance, 
Hugh grants that if Richard pay to him and to Isabel his wife, for Isabel's 
life, iOl. yearly at Stodelay at Martinmas and Whitsuntide in equal 
portions, or at the end of a quarter of a year after each of those terms, 
for the lands in Stodelay and' elsewhere which Isabel and Hugh have 
surrendered by fine, for the rent aforesaid, then the execution of the 
recognisance shall be suspended. Dated York, the feast of St. Luke, 
29 Edward III. FreucJi. 

Mevtorand 11)11 that Hugh came into the chancery at Westminster on 
20 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by John son of Robert son of William de Torkeseye 
to Sir John de Kelyngholm, clerk, and Robert Hare, citizen of Lincoln, of 
a messuage and two fisheries in the town of Torkeseye, which messuage 
lies in the parish of St. Mary, Torkeseye, between the tenement of the 
prior of St. Leonard's, Torkeseye, on the south, and the messuage of 
William Reynald on the north, and abuts upon the River Trente towards 
the west and upon the highway towards the east, and the said two fisheries 
lie in the River Trente on the east of the town of Torkeseye. Witnesses : 
Robert de Derteford of Torkeseye, William Reynald of the same, Thomas 
Westren the younger, of the same, Thomas Westren the elder, of the same, 
John de Warton of the same, clerk. Dated Torkeseye, Thursday after 
St. Bartholomew, 29 Edward III. 

Moiiorandniii that John son of Robert came into the chancery at West- 
minster on 12 October and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

William vicar of Merdenne church, co. Kent, acknowledges that he owes 
to the abbot and convent of Lesnes 60Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the same county. 

Enrolment of grant by Hugh de Waltham, citizen of London, to Henry 
Foot, citizen and skinner of that city, of 30/. yearly rent to be received of 
all his lands in the parishes of Iseldon and St. Andrew without the bar 
of llolbourne, co. Middlesex, with power of distraint if the rent be in 
arrear, paying 6^7. to Henry on the day of making these presents in name 
of seisin. Witnesses : Richard de Notyngham, Nicholas Tloket, William 
de Essex, John de Worstede, Thomas de Cornerthe, John de Lichefeld. 
Dated London, 1 October, 29 Edward III. 

'Monorandum that Hugh came into the chancery at Westminster on 
28 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Oct. 24. 
Westminster. 



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233 



1356. 

Sept. 20. 

PoitSHlOHtll. 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 11. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 8d. 

To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament at 
Westminster on the morrow of Martinmas next to treat of certain business 
touching the king and the state and defence of Enghind, warning the prior 
and chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury, the archdeacons and all the 
clergy of his diocese to attend the said parliament, the prior and arch- 
deacons in person and the chapter and clergy by two proctors. By K. 

[lli'p. J>P/nity of a IWr, iv, p. 608. ] 

The like to J. archbishop of York, W. bishop of Winchester and eighteen 
other bishops. [Ibid.] 

To the abbot of Westminster. Summons to attend the said parliament. 
[Ibid.] 

The like to twenty four other abbots and to the prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England. [Ibid.] 

'J'lic irrit to the abbot of Leicester is canceUed because lie /las a charter that lie 
is not compelled to come to parliiniient. [Ibid.] 

To Henry duke of Lancaster. Summons to attend the said parliament. 
[Ibid.] By K. 

The like to Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford, and six other earls, 
John de Moubray and to forty others. [Ibid.] 

To William de Shareshull. Summons to attend the said parliament. 
[Ibid.] By K. 

The like to thirteen others. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

To Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, constable of Dover castle and 
warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
cause two barons from each of the said parts to be elected to attend the 
said parliament. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

To the sherifi' of Kent. Order to cause two knights for that shire, two 
citizens for each city and two burgesses for each borough in the county to 
be elected of those who are not pleaders of suits, maintainers or such like, 
but worthy men of good faith loving the common weal, to attend the said 
parliament. •• By K. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England and to Henry duke of Lancaster 
or to him who supplies his place. [Ibid.] 

To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to convoke the bishops and 
abbots, deans and priors of cathedral and collegiate churches, exempt and 
not exempt, the archdeacons and all the clergy of his province at the church 
of St. Paul's, London, on Monday after Martinmas next, so that the bishops, 
deans, priors, abbots and archdeacons shall appear in person, and the 
chapters and clergy by their proctors to treat upon certain business touching 
the king and the state and defence of the realm. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to J. archbishop of York to convoke the clergy of his province at 
St. Peter's Church, York, on Monday the morrow of St. Nicholas next. 

[Ibid.] By K. 

Robert de Corby, of the county of Kent, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard Lacer, citizen of London, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard Lacer, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
de Corby of Kent 120/. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 



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Membrane 8d — cont. 



Enrolment of release by Peter de Burlee to liobert de Wyke, of Staunford, 
of all his right and claim in a manor in Little Burlee near Staunford, with 
the lands, woods, rents, services, meadows, pastures, waters, ways, hedges, 
ditches, wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats and all other commodities and 
appurtenances, Avhich manor Robert holds of Peter's gift and feoffment. 
Witnesses : John Knyvet, Nicholas de Staunford, clerk, William de 
Shelyngton, John Morby, .John Bernak. Dated Staunford, Monday after 
St. Denis, 29 Edward IIL 

Meinnrandnin. that Peter came into the chancery at Westminster on 
12 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Oct. 10. William, parson of Eton church, is nominated to Thomas 'bishop] elect of 

Weatiiiinster. Norwich, to receive the yearly pension in which Thomas is bound to one 

of the king's clerks by reason of his new creation. By ps. 



MEMBRANE Id. 

Enrolment of release by Robert son of Sir John de Musters, knight, to 
John son of William Moubray, of all his right and claim in the manor of 
Kirtelyngton in Richemundshire. Dated Kirtelyngton, the eve of St. James, 
29 Edward III. Witnesses : Thomas de Ingelby, John son of Thomas 
Moubray, John de Clutherom, Roger Vavasour, William de Swale. French. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas Sir John de Musters 
has granted by charter to John son of William ]\Ioubray and Alexander his 
son and to Elizabeth daughter of Henry de Musters, now Alexander's wife, 
all his manor of Kirtelyngton and all his lands in Syndreby, with the 
common of pasture which he had in Yarnewyk, to hold to John, Alexander 
and Elizabeth and to the heirs of the bodies of Alexander and Elizabeth of 
the grantor during his life, by the service of 40 marks yearly and to hold of 
his heirs by the service of a rose yearly, with the condition for entering and 
holding for life the said manor and lands with the pasture for default of pay- 
ment of the 40 marks yearly, to wit if the rent be in arrear for 40 days after 
any term of payment. Sir John, wishing to enlarge the estate of John son 
of William, releases to him all his right and claim in the said manor, 
lands and common, except the said 40 marks of rent which is now a dry 
rent, and before it was a rent service, with the like condition in default of 
payment. Dated Kirtelyngton, 20 August, 29 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that Thomas de Ingelby received the acknowledgment of the 
preceding deed of Robert son of John de Musters, and acknowledgment of 
the preceding indenture by writ of dedinms iiotcstatem, which is on the files 
of this year. 

Oct. 22. To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament to 

Sandwich, be held at Westminster on ]\Ionday after St. Edmund next, warning the 
prior and chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury, the archdeacons and all 
the clergy of his diocese to attend the said parliament, the prior and arch- 
deacons in person and the chapter and clergy by their proctors, as although 
the king summoned the archbishop to attend a parliament at Westminster 
on Thursday the morrow of ]\Iartinmas next, yet for certain causes the 
king has prorogued that parliament to the said Monday. By K. 

[Rep. Dit/nity of a Peer, iv, /*. 606. J 

The like to J. archbishop of York. [Ibid.] 

The like to W. bishop of Winchester and to sixteen other bishops. 
[Ibid.] 



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]355. 



Membrane Id — cont. 



To R. bishop of Worcester. The like summons, ' miitatix mutandis,' 
notwithstanding the immunity previously granted to him by the king not 
to come to parliaments. ]iy K. 

[Ibid.] 

The like, ' mutatis nnitandix,' to the bishop of Llandaff. [Ibid.] 

To the abbot of Westminster. Summons to attend the said parliament, 
knowing that in consideration of the importance of the matters to be 
discussed the king will not admit any proctors for him on the said Monday 
or excuse his absence. [Ibid.] 

The like to the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, twenty-three other 
abbots and the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jeruselam in England. 
[Ibid.] 

The abbot of Leicester is caiieelled, because lie has a charter uf the kimj titat 
lie is not compelled to come to parliament. [Ibid.] 

To Henry duke of Lancaster. Summons to attend the said parliament. 
[Ibid.] 

The like to Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford, and six other earls, 
John de Moubray and forty others. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights for that shire, two 
citizens of each city and two burgesses of each borough in the county to 
be chosen to attend the said parliament. [Ibid.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England and to Henry duke of Lancaster 
or to him who supplies his place. [Ibid.] 

To Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, constable of Dover castle and 
warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
cause two barons from each of those ports to be chosen to attend the said 
parliament. [Ibid.] 

Dec. 14. Peter Hildeyerd and Robert son of William Fauconer of Thurkeston 

Westminstei'. acknowledge severally that they owe to Master Henry de Greynesby 10/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of 
York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE Qd. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that Rhys son of Rhys ap Griflfitz 
{h'esiis jiV Itesi) to Rhys his father of two thirds of the manor of Witton, 
CO. Northumberland, with all the services of his tenants, both free and 
bond, as in wards, reliefs, homages and services, rendering a rose the 
first year at Midsummer and thenceforward 301. yearly at that feast, so 
that if the rent of 80/. be in arrear at the said term, Rhys the son may 
enter the said- two thirds and retain them for ever. Witnesses: Thomas de 
Heselarton, William Heron, knights, William de Emeldon, clerk, Roger de 
Blaykeston, Henry de la Pole. Dated Westminster, in the great hall of 
the king, Monday after Midsummer, 29 Edward HI. 

Memorandum that Rhys son of Rhys came into the chancery at West- 
minster on 20 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and William Potter 
of Ipswich witnessing that the king has appointed William master 
moneyer in the Tower of London and elsewhere in England, and 
William has undertaken before the council to make the money in the 



236 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1355. 



Membrane Qd — cant. 



following form, to wit, to make three kinds of money of gold, the piece 
current for Gs. 8(/. of sterlings, to be called the noble of gold, and there 
shall be 45 such pieces in the pound by weight of the Tower of London ; 
another money of gold, half the said money, the piece current for 
•iOf/. of sterlings, 90 such pieces in the pound by Tower weight ; and 
another money of gold weighing a fourth of the first money, the piece 
current for 20'/., 180 such pieces in the pound by Tower weight, and the 
said moneys shall be of 28 carats 3J grains of fine gold, and each pound 
of such moneys shall be worth 15Z. of sterlings, and the king shall have of 
each pound by weight of such money 5.s. 6(/. by tale, and the master shall take 
for his work, coinage, waste of gold, cutting the dies, loss of weight and all 
expenses save the wages of the warden and other ministers of the king WiL 
a pound by tale by the hands of the warden, and so the merchant shall have 
14^. 18.S'. id. by tale of each pound by weight which he shall bring to' the 
Tower ; and if the said gold money, upon assay, before its delivery is found 
too strong or too feeble, whether in weight only or in alloy only, by the 
sixteenth part of a carat in the pound by Tower weight, the master shall 
have a sixteenth part of a carat as re)nedy ; and if default be found as 
well in the weight as in the alloy to the sixteenth of a carat in the pound 
of Tower weight, and no more, the master shall have his remedy in 
proportion and the money shall be delivered as good, when such default 
happens by' chance, not otherwise, but if default be found beyond such 
sixteenth part, the money shall be challenged and melted again at the 
cost of the master until it be made good ; the master has also under- 
taken to make four kinds of silver money, to wMt, one the piece current 
for 4'/. of sterlings, to be called a groat, 75 such pieces to be in the 
pound by Tower weight, and another current for 2^/. to be called the half 
groat, 150 such pieces in the pound by Tower weight, and a third current 
for 1(/. to be called 'esterling,' of the stamp of the old sterling, 300 such 
pieces in the pound by Tower weight, and a fourth which shall be called 
'maille,' of sterling worth half the sterling, 600 to the pound by Tower 
weight, and all the said silver moneys shall be of the alloy of the standard 
of the old esterling, and the king's warden of the moneys shall take Si\d. of 
each pound by weight, of which he shall pay to the master for his work, 
coinage, offal, loss of weight, cutting the dies and all other costs except the 
wages aforesaid 6j-^^(/. by tale and shall retain the remainder for the king's 
use, and the merchant shall have 19*-. 22(/. by weight which will make by tale 
24.S. 0\d. less ^-^d. to the pound, and if upon assay before delivery the said 
money be found too strong or too feeble in weight by 2^/. in the pound 
weight by tale or in the alloy by %l. by weight, the master shall have %L 
for remedy, and if default be found in both weight and alloy to the amount 
of 2f/. and no more the master shall have his remedy in proportion, and the 
money shall be delivered as good, when such default occurs by chance, and 
not otherwise, and if the default exceeds %L in the pound, the money shall 
be challenged and melted again by the master at his own cost until it be 
made good, and the master shall be bound to receive all manner of gold and 
silver brought to the Tower according to the true value, to wit, if it be 
found finer than the standard, charging himself with the quantity to the 
profit of the uu'rchant, and if it be feebler, the master shall receive it for 
less value, and if the master and the merchant cannot agree upon the value, 
then the assayers for this deputed shall try the truth in the presence of the 
warden, and the master shall charge himself accordingly, and of each sum 
of lOOZ. of silver 50 marks shall be delivered to the merchants in groats, 50 
marks in half groats, 45 marks in esterhngs, and 6 marks in mailles, and 
so for every sum greater or less in proportion until further order, and 
dolivery of money of gold and silver shall be made at least once a week, and 



29 EDWARD III. m 



1355. 



Membrane Gd — cont. 

before such delivery the warden of the money, the changer and master shall 
see the quantities of the sums received, and the number of persons who are 
to have delivery, and if the sum which isworlied cannot suffice to make full 
payment to all, the sum worked shall be measured in common, so that 
every one may take part payment according to the quantity* of his sum and 
considering the time when each brought Ins gold and silver there ; and the 
warden shall be bound to show his paper to each merchant at the delivery, 
when required, so that the merchant may know that right is done to him 
in the matter, and if any merchant be absent at any delivery and have no 
attorney to take his money, the warden shall be bound to take that nu iiey 
and keep it safely under the seals of the changer and master until the absent 
merchant or his attorney come to receive payment, which shall then be 
made to him, and to keep the said moneys up to standard an assay, both of 
weight and alloy, shall be made in the Tower at each delivery, and if default 
be found, the delivei'y shall cease for that time and the master shall melt 
again the money in which such default is found at his own cost, until it be 
made good, which assay shall be made in the presence of the warden, by two 
lawful men having knowledge of money, whom the king shall appoint, and 
who shall not hold any office affecting the moneys in the Tower, without 
whose presence no assay shall be made ; and the assay shall be made by such 
quantity of gold and silver as may be assayed by the advice of those two 
men ; the king's will is that every merchant who desires to bring gold 
or silver to the ToAver may have free access thereto, without giving anything 
to the porters or others for such access or to the clerks for making bills, in 
name of fee or of courtesy or otherwise, and if a porter or other take any- 
thing he shall lose his office and make restitution of treble to him of whom 
he has received it or to the king if the former will not sue, and the king 
shall have his suit on this behalf ; also that two good stones and a pair of 
good touchstones shall be provided for the king's use to make the assay 
between the master and the merchant, and shall remain in the custody of 
the warden and changer, and the balances and weights shall be amended 
from time to time so that no default may be found in them, and no minister 
holding office in the Tower affecting the moneys shall be parcener or inter- 
meddle with the exchange upon pain of forfeiture of 100^. to the king, and 
the warden shall keep and survey the moneys as belongs to his office, and as 
soon as they are coined and complete he shall, in conjunction with the 
master, place them in a coffer under two keys, one in the custody of each, 
until the two lawful men aforesaid come to make the assay, and after the 
money has been assayed and proved good, and the merchants have been paid 
their due, the warden and master shall take what remains to the king, to 
wit, of every 100^. of silver by tale 2s. of sterling, and of every five pounds 
of gold by weight one piece of gold, which money they shall place in a box 
under two keys and two seals, the keys in the charge of the master and 
warden respectively, which box shall be put in the said coffer, and shall be 
opened once every three months before the king's council and before the 
warden and master, and that money shall be there assayed, and if it be 
found good in accordance with the agreements, the master shall have letters 
patent under the great seal to be quit of all claims against him because of 
the moneys up to that time, and if it be not found good, the master shall 
incur the penalty ordained by the council, and the warden shall take all the 
profit which pertains to the king and shall render account therefor, so that 
the master shall not be bound to render account except to the warden; and 
the king shall cause proclamation to be made throughout the realm that no 
one shall take any money out of England except the new money of the king's 
coinage, upon pain of losing all the gold and silver and their bodies at the 



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lore Membrane Qd — amt. 

king's will, except by special licence, and that no one shall bring to England 
any manner of false money or counterfeit upon the same pain, and no one shall 
receive or pay money of any coinage but the king's, and no one shall refuse 
the king's money, and that every one may spy and accuse those who do the 
cantrary and sue for the king, and one third shall be his and two thirds the 
king's ; and the king confirms to the master and his ministers, the moneyers, 
the charters of liberties previously granted to the moneyers. Dated West- 
minster, 31 May, 29 Edward III. French. 

Oct. 21. William de Saham of Cotenham acknowledges that he owes to .John de 

Westminster. Croxton, clerk, 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the county of Cambridge. 

Nov. 20. John de Gaunt of Bynbrok acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Westminster. Usflet, 20 marks; to be levied etc. in the county of Lincoln. 
Cancelled on j)ayment. 



MEMBRANE 5d. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on Tuesday the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas, 29 Edward III, between Thomas Colshull and Isabel 
late the wife of Sir John de Brumton of the one part, and Richard de 
Caiiston, citizen and mercer of London of the other part, witnessing 
that whereas it was agreed in the presence of William, bishop of 
Winchester, between the said Thomas and Richard, that Thomas shall 
pay 96^. to Richard for all debts and demands, to wit, 40Z. on the 
date of the making of these presents, which Richard acknowledges that he 
has received, and 111. 4,v. at Michaelmas next at London, in Richard's house, 
111. As. at ]\Iichaelmas following, and so IIZ. 4s. yearly until the sum is 
fully paid, and to assure Richard of the payment of the said 56Z. Isabel 
has made a recognisance for double the sum to him in the Common Bench, 
for which he grants that if Isabel pay him at London in his house 111. is. 
at the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, and so yearly until the 56Z. be fully 
paid, the recognisance shall be nuH, and Richard grants to Isabel all the 
goods, chattels and lands which were delivered to John Wytlok of Aylesham, 
CO. Norfolk, by John de Nowers, sheriff of Berks, by force of a statute 
merchant in the county of Berks for 80/. formerly made by Thomas 
to the said John Wytlok, which goods, chattels and lands Richard has of 
the grant of John Wytlok, save that Richard shall not be bound by this 
indenture to warrant the same, and so that if Isabel fail in the payment of 
the 561. at the aforesaid terms Richard may seize again and hold the said 
goods, chattels and lands, Richard also grants that if Isabel pay the 561. at 
the said terms, a deed for a yearly rent of 20 marks made by Thomas to 
Richard, to be leceived of all Thomas's lands in his manor of la Wyle and 
in Bokholt, shall be null, and after payment of the 561. shall be delivered 
to Thomas with the statute merchant aforesaid and with a statute merchant 
by which Thomas was bound to John Pikot of London, corder, which Richaid 
binds himself to deliver to Thomas within fifteen days after the 56/. have 
been paid. French. 

Mciiiurandiiui that Richard came into the chancery at Westminstev on 
20 October and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Memorandum that the king has crossed with his army to the parts of 
Calais. 



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289 



iqcc Memhnntr 5(1 — ront. 

Oct. 28. John de Cusancia, prior of Bennundeseye, acknowledges for himself and 

Woodstock, convent that they owe to William Taiiii 91.; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Surrey.*'* 
(Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 5. John de Repynghale acknowledges that he owes to^Walter Bret of 

Woodstock, London 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of Lincoln. 
Canrdled on payment. 

Nov. 13. Nicholas de Morewode of Stokedrie, co. Rutland, acknowledges that he 

Woodstock, owes to John de Drayton, citizen and tailor of London, 30 marks ; to be 
levied etc. in Rutland. 

Nov. 15. John de Sautre acknowledges that he owes to Edward Boreward 
Woodstock. 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in Essex. 

Nov. 18. William Walrand, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Woodstock. Burton 40 marks : to be levied etc. in Wilts. 
('ancelled on j>ay)nent. 

Nov. 18. Richard Smelt and John Blaunche, citizens of London, acknowledge that 

Woodstock, they owe to Richard de Alleslee, Thomas de Merston and William de 
Chirchehull 140Z. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 
ikuicflli'd on payment, acknuuiedyed by T/unnas. 

Nov. 21. William de Cusancia, dean of the king's free chapel of St. Martin's le 

Eltham. Grand, London, acknowledges that he owes to John archbishop of York 

401. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 

ecclesiastical goods in Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 16. Nicholas Hotot acknowledges that he owes to William de Shiltwode, 

Westminster, clerk, \0l. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Sufiblk. 

Dec. 9. Nicholas de Lymbergh, clerk, and Oliver Martyn acknowledge that they 

Westminster, severally owe to William de Gategang, clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied etc. 
in Dorset.! 

Cancelled on payme)it, 

Dec. 10. John de Herpesfeld of London acknowledges that he owes to John 

Westminster. Permay and William Spenser, both of London, 120Z. ; to be levied etc. in 
the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment, avknoidedyed by John Permay. 

Thomas Crispyn of Grymesby acknowledges that he owes to Geofi'rey de 
Thoresby iOs. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Lincoln. 



Membrane id. 

Enrolment of grant by William Latymer, knight, lord of Danby, son and 
heir of Sir William Latymer, knight, and lord of the manor of Sutton 
and of the advowson of Sutton church, co. Bedford, to John Pecche, the 
elder, and John Costantyn, citizens of London, of the advowson of Sutton 
church. Dated London, Sunday the feast of St. Nicholas, 29 Edward III. 

Memomnditm that William came into the chancery at Westminster on 
6 December and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

* Tested by Tliomas the king's son, keeper of England, as are the following entries, 
f Tested by the king, as are tiie following entries: 



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1355. 

Dec. 10. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 14. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 15. 

Westminster. 

Dec. 24. 

Westminster. 

Nov. 13. 

Elthaiu. 

1356. 

Jan. IG. 

Westminster. 

Jan. 15. 

Newcastle 
upon Tyne. 

1355. 



Membrane id — cont. 

Roger Holm, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to John de Wynew7k, 
clerk, 1,000 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the county of York.'-* 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas Roger Holm, clerk, 
is bound to John de Wynewyk, clerk, in 1,000 marks by the preceding 
recognisance, John grants that the recognisance shall lose all foi-ce after 
John's death if execution thereof be not sued in his life. Dated London, 
12 December, 29 Edward III. FreiuJi. 

Adam Fraunceys and Hugh de Wichyngham, citizens and merchants 
of London, acknowledge that they owe to John William, son and heir of 
Nicholas William, citizen and spicer of London, 1001. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London.** 

Hancelled on paijmeitt. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas Adam Fraunceys and 
Hugh de Wichyngham, citizens and merchants of London, are bound 
by the preceding recognisance to John William, son and heir of Nicholas 
William, citizen and spicer of London, in 100/., to be paid at Easter next, 
and whereas the said Adam and Hugh have granted and to ferm let to 
John all that tenement which they lately had of John's gift in the parish of 
St. Benet Schorhog in London, to hold from Christmas, 29 Edward IH, 
until the end of twelve years next following, John grants that if he holds 
the said tenement peacefully withoiit disturbance of Adam and Hugh, then 
the recognisance shall be null. Dated London, Christmas eve in the said 
year. French. 

jMeiiiorandiiin that John, Adam and Hugh came into the chancery at 
Westminster on 26 December, and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Thomas de Ippegrave, goldsmith, acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
Payne of London, ' fusfcer,' 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in the city of London. 

John de Dagge worth, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de 
Paston of St. Edmunds 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in Suffolk. 

Maud Bret is sent to the abbot and convent of Stanleye, co. Wilts, to 
receive such maintenance or pension from that abbey for life as ]\Iaster Adam 
de 1 h'ugge, deceased, had of the same, at the king's order. By p.s [22919.] 

Richard de Rothyng acknowledges that he owes to Richard son of Richard 
de Eccleshale 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of Buckingham. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Master 
Paul de Monte Florum to have respite until the quinzaine of Easter next 
for all debts and accounts in which he is bound at the exchequer, and to 
supersede in the meantime the taking of his body for that cause. By C. 

Enrolment of release by Roger de Haliwell, son of Robert de Haliwell, to 
Hugh de Sadelyngstanes, of all his right and claim in all that messuage 
with appurtenances in the town of Newcastle upon Tyne, in Pilgrim street 
{in riro pcrcurinornni), which formerly belonged to the said Robert. Dated 
London, 1 December, 29 Edward IIL 

Mciiiorandiiin that Roger came into the chancery at London on 20 December 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Hii(lh aftenrards came into the chnncerij at Westminster and produced the deed 
here enrolled, broke it and aomilit that the enrolment thereof miiiht be cancelUd, 
where/ore it has been cancelled at his request. 



Tested by the king. 



29 EDWARD III. 



'241 



1356. 

Jan. 12. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Ad — co)it. 

William de Iford, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
Nicholas de Horwod, citizen of London, QOl. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that whereas William de Iflford, 
citizen of London, is bound to Nicholas, de Horwode by a statute merchant 
in 20Z., and by the preceding recognisance in GOL, to be paid at the 
Purification next, and whereas William has pledged to Nicholas plate of 
silver gilt and a dozen spoons and chains of silver with theca.'p {coperoun) of a 
silver seal appraised at 12^., Nicholas grants that if William pay him at 
London 40Z. within the three years next following, to wit 20 marks each 
year, then the statute merchant and recognisance shall be null, and the said 
plate, spoons, etc. shall be restored to William, and for every payment 
made Nicholas will give due acquittance to William to be enrolled in the 
chamber of the Gildhall of London if William desires ; Nicholas also grants 
that if William pay the -iO/. before the appointed terms the said statute 
merchant, plate, etc. shall be delivered to him, and the recognisance 
shall be withdrawn and Nicholas will give him a general acquittance ; and 
further William has pledged to Nicholas the aforesaid vessels, that is to say 
a beaten cup with a cover, a ewer enamelled and gilt, and a cup made in 
the fashion of a rose and a ewer gilt and two silver chains whereof one is 
large, with the cap of a seal of silver and 12 silver spoons. Dated London, 
Thursday after Hilary, 29 Edward III. French. 

Memorandinii that Nicholas came into the chancery at Westminster on 
14 January and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Memorandum that the record and process of a suit before the king in 
chancery between Gerard Salvayn and John de Monte Acuto for the castle 
and manor of Werk is enrolled on the inner part of this roll. 



1355. 

Nov. 30. 

Wsstminster. 



MEMBRANE 'dd. 

To the sheriff of York. Writ for payment to Brian de Thornhull, one of 
the knights of that shire, of 6/. for his expenses in attending the parliament 
summoned at Westminster for the morrow of Martinmas last, and 
prorogued to Monday after St. Edmund, to wit for thirty days at 4,s'. a day. 

To the sheriii' of Devon. Writ for payment to Richard de Chiselden and 
Robert de Kirkham, knights of that shire, of 11. 12s. for their expenses in 
attending that parliament, to wit for nineteen days at 4s. a day each. 

The like to the remaining sheriffs for the knights of their respective 
shires [cr.s in I'u'tniu of Members of I'nrliament, pt. i, pa(/e 157, omittintj John 
de Depeden of Essex, Peter Crook of the county of Gloucester, John de 
Mereworthe of the county of Kent, John de Colby of the county of Norfolk, 
Philip Daundely of the county of Southampton, John de Hadresham of the 
county of Surrey and Ranulph de Bogle of Westmoreland]. 

The like to Henry duke of Lancaster or to him who supplies his place, 
for Roger de Farndon and Robert de Horneby, knights of that duchy. 

To the bailiffs of Weymuth. Writ for payment to John de Frompton 
and Walter de Frompton, burgesses of that town, of 76s. for their expenses 
in attending the said parliament, to wit, for nineteen days at 2s. a day 
each. 

273 Q 



242 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1355. 



Membrane 3d — cont. 



The following have like writs, to wit: — 

John de Frompton and Richard Wrotham, burgesses of Dorchester. 
Robert Laverous and John Bakere, burgesses of Melcomb. 
John Gardyner and John Page, citizens of Chichester. 
John Bernard and Walter Baillif, burgesses of Shorham. 
William de Wyncaulton and John Bozoun, burgesses of Barnstaple. 
1356. 

Jan. 10. To the abbot and convent of Fountains. Request to grant to Alice de 

Newcastle Pyry for life such maintenance of that house as John de Waltham, deceased, 

upon Tyne. j^ad there by the king's order. By p.s. [22977.] 



Membrane M. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower made by Richard Hody, escheator in 
Devon, by virtue of the king's writ directing him to assign dower of the 
manors of Stokereveres and Kydelcomb except 40 acres of wood in Rydel- 
comb (which Reynold de Wylyngton, deceased, held for life of the inheritance 
of John son and heir of Henry de Wylyngton, a minor in the king's wardship) 
to Isabel late the wife of Henry de Wylyngton, tenant in chief, whose oath 
the king had taken that she will not marry without his licence, the writ 
being dated on 20 June, and received on Thursday before St. Nicholas, 
29 Edward III, namely the whole manor of Rydelcomb, made in the presence 
of John Loterel, knight, Richard de Brankescomb, William de Brightle, 
Thomas de Stouford, John de Southedon. Dated Ridelcomb, Thursday 
before Hilary. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower made by the same escheator to 
Margaret late the wife of John de Beauchamp of Rym, tenant in chief, who 
has by the king's licence married Richard de Brauncecomb, and to the said 
Richard, by virtue of the king's writ to him dated 20 November in the 27th 
year of the reign, and received on Thursday before St. Thomas in the 29th 
year, of a kitchen with a dyeing chamber and other houses annexed thereto 
on the east of the new chamber in Bokerel, a messuage near the door of the 
court and a third part of a grange which extends towards the east part of the 
court there ; a curtilage called Polhay which lies opposite Gavylmede, 
extending between the ditch of la Parke on the east of the new chamber 
and thence to the ditch of the new garden ; 2^ acres 1 rood 9 perches of land 
in the old garden near the church, on the west ; 32^ acres 13 perches of 
arable land in la Bury which extend from Wytehullesthorne to a ditch 
which is between la Hokhay and the old garden ; 12§ acres of arable land 
in a close called Longelonde ; 14^ acres of arable land in Radyngton to la 
Merche in length ; 13 acres 6 perches of arable land in la Merc he on the 
west side, which lie between les Stakes and the way without the gate of 
John Fraunceys with a new bound there ; all the wood of Potterne wode 
with Ij acre 1 rood of land in le Chastel on the north thereof ; 7 acres 
of land for pasture in les Hauimes on the south of Langehammes, with free 
access and pasture of all the way which extends from the court by tbe 
close of the meadow and the ditch of the meadow to the said Hammes ; 6j 
acres of alder wood in the park on the south of Blakalre as bounded; 3^ acres 
of arable land in the said park, between le Conynger and the rear of the park, 
10| acres 1 rood of meadow, to wit in Gavylmede, 4 acres 1 rood, and Gi 
acres on the south of Crenham ; also 26-. 6(/. yearly rent issuing from 
the free tenement which John Fraunceys and John Pomeray hold ; 
18s. 8r/. yearly rent from the tenements of bondmen, to wit of those of 
William Coppo, Robert Persoun, Bartholomew Pomeray, John Rauf and 



29 EDWARD III. 243 



1356. 



Membrane %l — and. •• 

John atte Crosse, tenants in Bokel'el ; in Oulescomb a third part of a 
messuage on the west side of the said messuage, a curtilage thereto attached 
near the churchyard ; 15 acres of arable land in Holecomb near the land of 
John Fraunceys on either side of the way leading from Oulescomb to the 
hill there with h acre ; a curtilage called Woureishay near Revemormede ; 
2^ acres \ rood 6 perches of meadow in Taillouresheges, Revemormede 
and Foxhullemede, a third part of a mill in Oulescomb ; with all the land 
and rent of villeins, to wit, of John Pomeray, Richard Daske, Philip 
Tregous, William Lomene and Robert GefiVay, which are worth ISs. 4(/. 
yearly ; also 7*'. ''l\d. yearly of the free tenants, to wit of John Beneyt, 
Agnes Gyftard, and Henry Pyde. In the presence of John Luterel, knight, 
John atte Wode, John Fraunceys, Simon Pytte. Dated Honeton, Monday 
after the Purification. 

MetnorantliDH that the record and process of the suit between the king and 
Gerard Salvayn for the manor of Belestre is enrolled on the inner part of 
this roll. 



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30 EDWARD III. 



.otzn MEMBBANE 24. 

1356. 

Jan. 80. To the sheriff of Hereford. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to cause 

Bambiirgh. 1,000 sheaves of arrows to be bought and purveyed and to send a moiety 

thereof to the Tower of London before Easter next, and the other moiety 

before the quinzaine of Trinity next, to be delivered by indenture to Wilham 

de Eothewell, keeper of the wardrobe. By K. and C. 

[luedera.] 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The sheriff of Gloucester for 500 white bows and 600 sheaves of 

arrows. 

The sheriff of Salop for 1,000 sheaves of arrows. 

The sheriff of Stafford for 500 sheaves of arrows. 

The sheriff" of Lincoln for 1,500 white bows and 600 sheaves of 

arrows. 

The sheriff of Northampton for 400 white bows and 600 sheaves of 

arrows. 

The sheriff of Warwick and Leicester for 400 white bows and 1,000 

sheaves of arrows. 

The sheriff' of Bedford and Buckingham for 600 sheaves of arrows. 

The sheriff of Worcester for 400 white bows and 1,000 sheaves of 

arrows. 

The sheriff" of Norfolk and Suffolk for 600 white bows and 700 sheaves 

of arrows. 

The sheriff of Essex and Hertford for 500 white bows and 800 sheaves 

of arrows. 

• The sheriff of Kent for 400 white bows and 700 sheaves of arrows. 

The sheriff' of Somerset and Dorset for 300 white bows and 400 

sheaves of arrows. 

The sheriff of Devon for 600 white bows and 400 sheaves of arrows. 

[Ibid.] 

Feb. 6. To William de Enefeld, escheator in Essex. Order not to intermeddle 

Bainburgh further with the manor of Brendhall in the town of Herlawe. delivering 
the issues thereof to Agatha daughter of David de Fletwyk, knight, the 
younger, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by Hugh titz Symon, 
late escheator, that David de Fletwyk, knight, at his death held no lands 
in that bailiwick in his demesne as of fee in chief or of any other, because 
a year before his death he gave the said manor, which is held of another 
than the king, to Agatha to hold for her life. 

Feb. 5. To Henry Picard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 

Newcastle on tlie port of Bristol. Order to deliver to Joan de Carrue 6 tuns of wine for 

Tvue. tiig pi'(isent year, receiving from her what the king is bound to pay to the 

merchants from whom the wine is taken, in accordance with the king's 

grant to her of 6 tuns of wine to be received yearly for her life of bis right 

prise in that port, paying as aforesaid. 

Jan. 29. To Henry Picard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 

Baiiiburgh tJje port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of 

King's Beaulieu a tun of wine for the present year, in accordance with the 



80 EDWARD III. 245 



iq{-/> Membrane 24 — cant. 

grant of Henry III to them of <a tun of wine of the king's right prise at 
Southampton to be received yearly between Christmas and the Purification 
for celebrating masses in their church. 

Feb. 8. To Roger ]\Iichel, escheator in the county of Nottingham. Order to 

Roxburgh, cause Sampson, kinsman and heir of Robert de Strelleye, tenant in chief, 
to have seisin of all the lands whereof the said Robert, his grandfather, 
was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as Sampson has proved 
his age before the escheator, and the king has given him respite until 
Whitsuntide next for his homage for all the lands which his grandfather 
held in chief at his death, and has rendered them to him. 

Feb. 8. To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order to 

Roxburgh. take the fealty of John de Cressy in accordance with the form of a schedule 
enclosed, to deliver to him the manor of Risgate together with the issues 
thereof, and not to intermeddle further with the manor of Rraytoft, delivering 
the issues thereof to John, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Maud late the wife of Hugh de Cressy, held the said 
manors for her life of the grant of Fjdmund de Cressy, knight, Thomas 
de Neumarche, knight, Thomas de Ros, knight, and Hugh de Wytteleseye, 
parson of a mediety of Claypole church, made to her by the king's licence, 
with remainder to John de Cressy, that the manor of Rysgate is held in 
chief by the service of 40v. yearly, and the manor of Braytoft of another 
than the king, and that John is aged seventeen years. 

Jan. 29. To Henry Pycard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 

Baniliurgh. the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of 
the place of St. Edward now called Lettele, a tun of wine at Mid Lent next 
for the present year in accordance with the grant of Henry III ta them of 
a tun of wine of the king's prise of Southampton to be received in frank 
almoin yearly at Mid Lent, to constitute therewith the sacrament [corpus 
Christi) . 

Feb. 12. To John de Kyngesdon, the king's clerk. Order to deliver by indenture 

Bauiburgh, all the victuals and implements in his custody by the king's commission 

and all other victuals and implements in Caresbrok castle in the Isle of 

Wight, to Isabel, the king's daughter, to whom he has granted that castle 

to hold for life or to her attorney for the furnishing of that castle. . 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

Feb. 12. To Peter de Salford, escheator in the county of Bedford. Order not to 

Baniburgh. intermeddle further with the manor of Cambelton, delivering the issues 
thereof to Maud late the wife of John de Insula of Rougemont, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death 
held the said manor jointly with Maud by the king's licence, and the manor 
is held in chief by knight service, and the king has taken Maud's fealty. 

Feb. 20. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to restore to William de Vielston, 

Bomburgh. clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hand 
on his being indicted before William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices 
of oyer and terminer in that county, for the death of Richard de Burneby, 
Wdham Hikedon and Richard the weaver (tectm-is) and for the rape of 
Margart de Exton, as he has purged his innocence before John, bishop of 
Lincoln, diocesan of the place, to whom he was delivered by the justices in 
accordance with the benefit of clergy.- 



t246 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 
Feb. 14. 
Roxburgh. 



Feb. 12. 

Bainbiirgli. 



Feb. 18. 

Banibiirgh. 



Meiiihrane 24 — runt. 

To the bailiffs of Rochester. Order to deliver to Thomas atte Vyne, 
merchant of London, or to his attorney, 2 sarplars of wool, to do his will 
therewith, as for 100s. paid by Thomas at the receipt of the exchequer, the 
king sold to him those 2 sarplars, which were lately arrested by the bailiffs 
as forfeit to the king because they were placed in a small ship at Maydenstan 
to be taken thence by the River Medeway to the staple of Westminster 
without security there, in accordance with the statute, and the king has 
considered that the wool was so laded by the ignorance and negligence of 
Thomas's servant, without craft or fault of his, as the king has learned by 
trustworthy testimony. By C. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to deliver to Maud, wife of .John atte 
Wode, all the lands in North Ihamme and Uherst, in that county, which 
are of her right of the gift of her first husband, and which are in the king's 
hand by reason of the outlawry promulgated against John in that county, 
as the king, of his favour, has granted those lands to Maud which are 
extended at 28.S. yearly, to hold of the king's alms for the maintenance of 
herself and her children so long as those lands remain in his hand for the 
cause aforesaid. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff" of Wilts. Order to pay to Peter atte Wode, clerk and 
keeper of the rolls before Thomas de Brewosa and his fellows, justices in 
eyre for pleas of the Forest of Clarendon in that county, 10^ for the time 
that he has been in that office. By C. 



Feb. 3. 

Bamburgh. 



March 24. 

Westminster. 



May 30. 
Westminster. 

Feb. 23. 

Baiuburgh. 

Feb. 20. 

Baniburgh. 

Feb. 1. 

Bamburgh, 



MEMBRANE 23. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a verderer to be elected for the 
forest of Bradon, which Queen Isabel holds for life of the king's grant, in 
place of Thomas de Radesthorp, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Like order to the same sheriff" to cause a verderer for the same forest to 
be elected in place of John Canynges, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Galtres to be elected in place of John de Shipton, who is so weak and 
aged that he cannot execute the duties of his office. 

To the sheriff' of Oxford. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Shotovere and Stowode to be elected in place of John Symeon, deceased. 

To the sheriff" of Middlesex. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Walter de Chalfhunt, who has no lands therein to 
qualify him. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Roger de Wynhous, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To John de Sancto Laudo, escheator in Somerset. Order to make a 
lawful partition of all the lands held by John de Cantilo at his death, in 
his demesne as of fee, into two equal parts and to cause Walter du Park 
and Emma his wife, one of John's daughters, to have seisin of Emma's 
purparty, retaining in the king's hand until further order the purparty 
of Margaret, John's second daughter, and sending that partition to 
chancery to be enrolled, as it has been found by inquisition taken by 
Thomas Cary, late escheator in that county, that John at his death held 
in his demesne as of fee a messuage, a mill, a dovecote, 50 acres of land, 
16 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture, \l. 16^'/. rent in Chilton Cantelo, 



30 EDWARD III. 



247 



1356. 



May 14. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 11. 
lloxbui"h. 



Feb. 10. 
Bamburgh. 



Jan. 27. 

Newcastle 

upon Tyne. 



Jan. 30. 
Bambuiffh. 



Membrane 28 — cunt. 

of the heir of Laurence de Hasfcynges, late earl of Pembroke, tenant in 
chief, a minor in the king's wardship, by knight service, and that Emma 
and Margaret are John's next heirs, and Emma has proved her age before 
the escheator and the king has taken Walter's fealty for her purparty and 
has rendered the same to Walter and to Emma. 

To John de Sancto Laudo, escheator in Somerset. Order to cause 
Walter du Park and Emma his wife, daughter of John de Cauntelo, to have 
seisin of the purparty of Margaret, John's second daughter, of the inheri- 
tance of their father, as the king sent the preceding order to the escheator, 
and on Sunday before the Annunciation last Margaret assumed the habit 
of religion in the monastery of Ambresbury, in which habit she professed 
there without an heir of her body, as is found by inquisition taken by 
Thomas de Hungerford, escheator in Wilts, and the king has taken Walter's 
fealty for the purparty falling to Margaret and has rendered it to him and 
to Emma. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Peter 
de Salford, sheriff of 15edford and Buckingham, of an amercement of 100s. 
as he has prayed the king to order that amercement to be remitted to 
him, as h^ had a day to account at the exchequer on the octaves of Hilary 
last, and came to London with the king's money which was to be paid 
at the receipt of the exchequer, and did not dare to depart from the custody 
thereof until paid at that receipt, and because he did not come to render 
account at the appointed hour on the said octaves, the treasurer and barons 
amerced him at 100s-., and the king has considered that Peter came in person 
for the safe conduct of that money and delivered it promptly at the receipt 
on the said octaves. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to pay to Ralph 
de j\Iiddelnye, one of the justices appointed to keep the statute of labourers,- 
Serjeants and artisans in Somerset, 10^ for the last year for the wages 
of himself and his clerk, if he has been attendant thereupon for a whole 
year, or i)rn rata for a lesser time, of the issues of the estreats of fines, 
redemptions and forfeited issues arising from the session of those justices. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to pay to Henry Grene, one of 
the justices appointed to enquire concerning divers excesses in that county, 
1 mark a day for his wages for the time that he is attendant upon the 
premises. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
king's pardon and discharge of brother James Pasquerii, prior of Hamele, 
CO. Southampton, an alien, to be enrolled and observed in the exchequer, 
as on 6 February in the 28rd year of the reign the king committed to 
him the custody of that priory and of all the lands pertaining thereto, 
rendering 20 marks yearly so long as he should hold that custody, of which 
sum only 10 marks yearly have hitherto been paid, both by reason of the 
pestilence and on account of the. poverty of the priory and other difficulties 
arising there, and so divers sums are due by the prior of the arrears of 
that ferm, which he does not suffice to pay, as the king is informed by those 
in whom he has confidence, and for the said causes the king has had 
compassion on the prior, and in order to relieve his house and that the 
prior may be able to answer promptly for his ferm henceforth, the king of 
his favour has pardoned the prior 80/. of the said arrears upon condition 
that he pay henceforth 20 marks yearly at the exchequer so long as he has 
that custody and the surplus (if any) of the arrears. By C. 



248 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1356. 

Feb. 14. 
Bamburgh. 



Membrane 28 — co)it. 

To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to cause all the lands which belonged 
to Maurice titz Thomas, earl of Dessemond, tenant in chief, to be extended 
by the oath of lawful men of Ireland, and to cause all the goods and chattels 
of the said earl to be surveyed and appraised at their true value, and that 
done, to deliver all the said lands, goods and chattels to .Maurice, the earl's 
son and heir, if he shall find mainprise and security for rendering the 
extent of those lands until he come of age, and also for answering for the 
value of the goods and chattels if the debts owed by his father to the king 
amount to such a sum, certifying the king in the chancery of England 
before Midsummer next of what he does in the matter, as Maurice the 
son has prayed the king to order the said lands, goods and chattels to be 
delivered to him in the form aforesaid, as they are in the kings hand by 
reason of the said debts and of the minority of Maurice the son, and the 
king has granted his request by reason of the earl's good service. 



March 6. 
Westminster 



March 16. 

Westminster 



March 18. 

Westminster 



March 23. 

Westminster 



March 26. 

Westminster 



MEMBRANE 22. 

To Robert de Morle, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to permit Benedict de Lenn, whom the king has 
for certain causes ordered to be detained in the Tower at his wages, to go 
freely upon the prosecution of certain secret affairs of the king in divers 
parts of England, with which the king has charged him, without taking 
any fee from him, because he is staying in the Tower, not in prison, but at 
the king's will. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 
to permit Robert Monk, the king's yeoman, to lade in that port i^ lasts of 
the king's own hides of animals slaughtered in the parts of the north for 
the expenses of the king's household for the time when he was last there, 
and to take them to the city of London or the town of Lenn, without paying 
the custom or subsidy thereon, any ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding. 
The king wishes Robert to be charged with the value of those hides. By K. 



assign dower 



To John de Swyunertou, escheator in Salop. Order to 
to Alice late the wife of John de Morf, tenant in chief, of all the lands 
which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking oath that she 
will not marry without the king's licence. 

To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order to 
deliver to Haukin Fauconer and his fellow, of the parts of Seland, three 
bales of white buget which they have brought under their own names from 
the parts of Flanders to the city of London, to sell, and which the said 
collectors have arrested as forfeit to the king because they found them in 
the hands of Stephen de Abyndon, a merchant of England, who claimed 
them as his own, and not sealed by the collectors nor customed, as the 
king, of his special favour, has given those bales to Haukin and his fellow. 

By K. on the information of John de Wynewyk. 

To John de Coupland, sheriGf of Northumberland, and to Thomas de 
Ettou appointed to seize into the king's hand all the manors, lands, goods 
and chattels of Gilbert de Mitford and the other mainpernors of Walter de 
Chintoii and bis fellows, fermors of the customs throughout England, to 
sell those goods and chattels, to levy 500/. thereof and pay it to the king 
on a certain future day, in part payment of 13,043/. 14s. 7'/. due of those 
customs to the king by account made at the exchequer by John Malewiiyu 
qind his fellows, late receivers of the said customs. Order to supersede until 



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249 



1356. 



April 3. 

Westminster. 



March 20. 
Westminster. 



March 29. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 22 — cajit. 

further order the sale of those goods in the hands of John de Houeden, and 
Isabel his wife, late the wife of the said Gilbert, and the levying of 2iZ. 
thereof, as although John de Coupland and Thomas seized into the lying's 
hands certain goods which caine into the hands of John de Houeden and 
Isabel, executrix of Gilbert's will, and are appraised at 21/. by inquisition 
t.ilien by John de Coupland and Thomas, and letters obligatory for those 
24L have been made by John de Houeden to them for the king's use. but 
John has found before the king in chancery Richard de Stanhope and Eobert 
del Chaumbre, of Northumberland, Avho have mainperned that John shall 
satisfy the king for the 2il. at the exchequer on the quinzaine of Easter 
next, if they ought to pertain to the king. By C. 

To the abbot of Whalleye and John de Wynewyk, the king's clerk, keepers 
of the priory of Lancaster, in the king's hand by reason of the war between 
the king and his adversaries of France. Order to pay to the prior and monks 
of that priory the w^ages appointed for them, so long as the abbot and John 
are keepers of that priory, as the ordinance made by Edward I and his 
council contains that with regard to the estate of the religious of the power 
of France, for the time when their possessions were in that king's hand, 
every alien monk residing in his house should have IHil. a week for his 
wages and expenses, and 10-s. yearly for his vestments and shoes by the 
hands of the keepers of their houses, and because no mention is made in 
that ordinance how much the priors of such alien religious ought to receive 
for their wages, the present king and his council have ordained that every 
prior shall receive double that which an alien monk receives, to wit 3-s-. a 
week for his w^ages and expenses and 20.s. a year for his vestments, shoes 
and other necessaries. 

To the abbot of Whalleye and to John de Wynewyk, the king's clerk. 
Order to take up the custody and governance of the priory of Lancaster 
and of the lands, possessions, goods, chattels and other things pertaining 
thereto, in accordance with the king's commission to them, without any 
excuse, taking such care for the priory and its possessions that, by their 
diligence, the priory may quickly arise and breathe again, and that its 
goods, unduly alienated and dispersed, may be recalled to their due estate, 
as the king is informed that the said priory, which he caused to be taken 
into his hand among the houses of the alien religious in England, is so 
depressed, charged with debt, wasted and destroyed for lack of good 
government of its lands and possessions and by the negligence of the 
presidents there from the time of its being so taken, that unless it is 
speedily succoured its estate will be desperate. 

To Anne late the wife of Edward le Despenser and to Edward son of 
Edward le Despenser, kinsman and heir of Hugh le Despenser, tenant in 
chief, fermors of the lands w^hich belonged to Hugh in the county of 
Gloucester, now in the king's hand. Order to pay to John de Bello Campo, 
the king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him of 12L 4.s. 4^'/. for his wages 
and those of his men from 11 October in the 28rd year of the reign, and to 
pay him those wages henceforth, as on the said 11 October the king granted 
to John, for his good service, the bailiwick of Cors in that county, in the 
king's hand by reason of the minority of Edward the son, to hold until 
Edward should come of age in the same manner as others had held that 
bailiwick, recei-sing the customary wages therein, and by the certificate of 
•Simon Basset, late escheator in that county, it is found that the keepers 
of that bailiwick have hitherto received 121. is. 4ir/. yearly for the wages of 
themselves and their men, and that the bailiwick is parcel of two thirds 
of the said lands committed to those fermors. 



250 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1356. 

Match 26. 

Westminster. 



April 1. 

Westiuinstei 



Feb. 12. 
Eambuigh 



Mi'uihrane 22 — cnnt. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to see that the weirs of Hynewer 
contain the proper breadth between the rods and stakes thereof, and to 
amove any which are found too close together, as on its being found by 
inquisition taken by Simon Basset and Thomas le Botiller that the weirs 
of the abbots of Pershore and Flaxleye of Hynewer, between the sea and 
the weirs of ]\fynstreworth and Duny, which the abbot of St. Peter, 
Gloucester, holds of the king's grant for rendering a certain ferm yearly to 
the king, and all other weirs in the river Sevarne situate between the said 
weirs of Mynstreworth and Duny and the sea have been wont to 
have such breadth between their rods and stakes in all holes and 
spaces, that a man's hand in a horseskin glove might easily be placed in 
the spaces between the rods and stakes, so that lampreys coming from 
the sea might easily come by those spaces to the said weir, and 
that the sheriff of Gloucester for the time being used to survey 
those weirs nearest the sea as often as they were repaired, to see that they 
were of the aforesaid breadth and not narrower, and the said sheriffs, 
from time out of mind, have been accustomed to survey those weirs as 
aforesaid and to amove unusual narrowness found therein, and that the 
said abbots of Pershore and Flaxleye have repaired their weirs of Hynewer, 
between the sea and the king's weirs of Mynstreworth and Dunye, with 
rods and stakes placed too close together, not containing the .said 
breadth, from Michaelmas in the 2Hth year of the reign until now, 
so that no fish can cross to the king's weirs by such spaces, to the 
damage of the abbot of Gloucester and the loss of the profit of his weirs 
and to the diminution of the king's ferm, and the king ordered the sheriff to 
notify the abbots of Pershore and Flaxleye to be before the king in 
chancery on Monday in the second week of Lent last past, to show cause why 
their said weirs should not contain enough breadth between the rods and 
stakes to admit a man's hand gloved as aforesaid and have those placed 
too close together amoved by the sheriff, and further to do and receive what 
the king's court should determine, and the said abbot, though notified by 
the sheriff, did not come on the said day when summoned. 

To Thomas de Berkele of Coberle, escheator in the county of Gloucester 
and the adjacent march of Wales. Order to cause .John son and heir of 
John Anne, who held of the heir of Hugh le Despenser, tenant in chief, 
a minor in the king's wardship, by knight service, to have seisin of all the 
lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, 
as .John the son has proved his age before the escheator and the king has 
taken his fealty for all the lands which his father held of the said heir and 
has rendered them to him. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
permit (.'ommolus de Yenagone, an alien merchant, to lade 4 sarplars of 
wool in that port and to take them to Flanders without again paying the 
custom and subsidy thereon, if they find by the certificate of the mayor and 
constable of the king's staple of Chichester and of the collectors of customs 
in the port of Chichester that the said sarplars were duly weighed and 
customed in the port of Chichester, as Commolus has petitioned the king to 
grant that he may take those sarplars from Chichester to the port of 
Southampton, and there lade them and take them to Flanders as aforesaid, 
as he placed the sarplars, after they had been duly weighed and customed, 
in a ship in the port of Chichester, laden with wool and other merchandise, 
to bo taken to Flanders, and the wool has been cast out of the said ship 
because the ship was too heavily laden, and so the sarplars still remain at 
Chichester because there is no passage of ships to Flanders in the port 
there. The king wishes the collectors in the port of Chichester to be 
oharged with the said custom and subsidy. 



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1356. 

Feb. 20. 
BambuiKH. 



Jan. 28. 

Newcastle 
upon Tyne. 



Jan. 27. 

Bamburi'h. 



Feb. 14. 
Bamburgh. 



March 6. 

Westminster. 



MFMIUiASK 21. 

To all the sheriflfs, mayors, bailiifs, ministers and other lieges to whom etc. 
Order to permit John Heman of Southwold, merchant, freely to buy and sell 
wine, flesh, fish, or other victuals, cloth, hides, avoirdupois or any other 
merchandise, in accordance with the statute made in the parliament held at 
Westminster in the 25th year of the reign, containing that every merchant, 
whether native or alien, who brings such merchandise to London or to any 
other city, borough, town or port of England may sell them freely without 
challenge or impeachment to those wishing to buy them, and that no mayor, 
bailiff, 'cachepol,' minister or any other shall intermeddle with the sale of 
such merchandise, except the owner thereof. 

To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland. Whereas the king has learned 
that he does not at present need more than two barons in his exchequer of 
Dublin, he grants power to the justiciary and chancellor to amove one of 
the three barons appointed by him there, whom they consider the least 
useful for the king : ordering them to take information upon the matter 
with those of the council of those parts, and to certify the king in the 
chancery of England of what they do thereupon. [Ffcilera.] 



To the same. Order to call before themselves and the king's council 
in Ireland John de Evesham and William de Barton and after taking 
information touching their knowledge and conditions to admit to the office 
of second chamberlain of the exchequer, Dublin, the one whom they 
consider the more fit, delivering to him letters patent for that office under 
the seal used in Ireland, as the king lately granted that office to John to 
hold during good behaviour and afterAvards the king granted the office 
to William, to hold during pleasure, and now the king has learned that 
owing to the frequent amoval of such officers the things which pertainto 
the said office are not governed to his advantage. 

To Henry Pycard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of 
Waverle, of the Cistercian order, or to their attorney a tun of red wine of 
the first wines in the season of ' reek,' in accordance with the king's grant 
to them by charter of a tun of such wine brought to that port every year, 
to wit between Christmas and the Purification, for the celebration of 
masses in that monastery for the souls of all the faithful departed. 

To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to deliver to Maurice son of Maurice 
titz Thomas, earl of Dessemond, and to Beatrice his wife, of the lands which 
belonged to the said earl, all the lands whereof they were jointly enfeoffed 
and seised by the king's licence, which were taken into the king's hand by 
reason of the debts in which the earl at his death was bound to the king, 
together with the issues thereof from the time of the earl's death, as by 
reason of the good service of Maurice the father the king has given to 
Maurice the son respite until Michaelmas next for all the debts and accounts 
in which his father at his death was bound to the king. By K. & C. 

To John de Sancto Laudo, escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order to 
cause Robert son of Richard de Grey of Codenore, whose homage the king 
has taken, to have seisin of the manors, hundred, advowsons and lands 
which are held of the king and which were taken into the king's hand by 
the death of Ela late the wife of John fitz Payn, and not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Acford or with the advowson of the church of 
that manor, delivering the issues of the last named manor to him, as the 
king has learned by divers inquisitions taken by the escheator that Ela 
held for her life the manors of Stokecursy and Radeweye and the hundred 



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1356. 



i\Iarch 5. 

Westminster 



March 28. 
Westminster. 



April 14. 

Westminster. 



May 13. 

Westminster. 



May 24. 

Westminster. 



June IB. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 18. 
Westminster 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

of Canyngton, co. Somerset, and the advowsons of the churches of those 
manors, and a me.ssuage and a carucate of land at Wynyate and a messuage 
and two carucates of land at la Lude in the same county, and the manor of 
Acford, CO. Dorset, and the advowson of the church of that manor, with 
remainder to the said Robert and the heirs of his body by a fine levied in 
the king's court, and that the manors of Htokecursy and Radeweye, the 
hundred and the advowsons of the churches of those manors, and the said 
messuages and land are held in chief by knight service, and the manor of 
Acford and advowson of the church of that manor are held of another than 
the king. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit Lambert Scrynemaker, attorney of Baldwin Fosse of Bruges in 
Flanders, to lade in that port so much wool that the custom and subsidy 
thereof amount to 1,000L and to take the same to Flanders without paying 
them custom and subsidy thereon, certifying the king of the quantity of 
such wool as soon as it is laded, so that answer may be made to him for 
the 1,000^. in accordance with the security therefor, and after that certifi- 
cation is made the king will cause tallies for the 1,000/. to be levied at the 
receipt of the exchequer in discharge of the collectors, and will cause 
allowance to be made to them tliereby in their account, as Lambert is 
bound to pay the king 1,000L for the custom and subsidy of wool to be 
laded in that port, as he asserts, and he has bound himself to Henry 
Picard of London in 2,O00Z. for security to pay the 1,000/. at London 
within ten days from the time when the king is certified in chancery by 
the collectors of the lading of that wool, as Henry, whom the king has 
charged to receive that bond, has certified in chancery. By C. 

To the same. Like order, ' nintatis mutandia,'' for Francis Gras, who is 
bound to pay 125L to the king for the custom and subsidy of his wool, to 
be laded in that port, and who has made a bond to Henry Picard of 
London in 250/. for security. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth. Like order, 
' unitatis )iuita)i<lis,' for Gerard van the Bergh, who is bound to pay 60/. to the 
king for the custom and subsidy of his wool to be laded in that port, and 
who has made a bond to Henry Picard of London in 120/. for security. 

ByC. 

To the same. lake order, ' mutatis ninfaiidix,' for Gerard van the l>ergh, 
.who is bound to pay 78/. to the king for the custom and subsidy of his 
wool to be laded in that port, and who has made a bond to Henry Picard 
of London in 15G/. for security. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like 
order, hvntatis )initan(lis,' for William Runner, merchant of Bruges, who is 
bound to the king in 250/. for the custom and subsidy of his wool to be 
laded in that port, and who has made a bond in 500/. to Henry Picard of 
London as security. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Like order, 'wiitatis 
iimtandis,' for Gerard Thomas and Mark Bienentend, who are bound to the 
king in 80/. for the custom and subsidy of their wool to be laded in that 
port, and who have made a bond to Henry Pycard of London in 160/. as 
security. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Like order, ' iiintatia 
viutandn,' for Pallus Bernard, who is bound to the king in 52/. 10s. for the 
custom and subsidy of his wool to be laded in that port, and who has 
made a bond in 105/. to Henry Picard of London as security. 



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1356. 

Oct. 15. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 17. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 21. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 3. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 8. . 
Westminster. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

To the same. Like order, ^mutatis mutandis,' for Mark Bienentend and 
John Cokenquerege, who are bound to the king in 250^. for the custom and 
subsidy of wool to be laded in that port, and who have made a bond in 500Z. 
to Henry Picard of London as security. 

To the same. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' for Mark Bienentend and 
Nicholas Cortizal, who are bound to the king in 125Z. for the custom and 
subsidy of wool to be laded by them in that port and who have made a 
bond in 2501. to Henry Picard of London as security. 

To the same. Like order for Mark Bienentend and Thomas de Marc, 
who are bound to the king in 125Z. for the custom and subsidy of their 
wool to be laded in that port, and who have made a bond in 250^. to Henry 
Picard of London as security. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like 
order for John Cokenquerege, who is bound to the king in 200^. for the 
custom and subsidy of wool to be laded in that port, and who has made a 
bond in AOOl. to Henry Picard of London as security. 

To the same. Like order for John Martyn, who is bound to the king in 
100 marks for the custom and subsidy of wool to be laded in that port, and 
who has made a bond in 200 marks to Henry Picard of London as 
security. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Like order for 
Landulphus Geram, who is bound to pay 1001. to the king for the custom 
and subsidy of wool to be laded in that port, and who has made a bond in 
200Z. to Henry Picard of London as security. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like 
order for Landulphus Geram, who is bound to pay 200Z. to the king for 
the custom and subsidy of wool to be laded in that port, and who has made 
a bond in 400Z. to Henry Picard of London as security. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Like order for 
Mark Bienentend and Roger Thomas, who are bound to pay 651. to the 
king for the custom and subsidy of wool to be laded in that port, and who 
have made a bond in ISO/, to Henry Picard of London as security. 

To the same. Like order for Pallus Bernard, who is bound to pay 100/. 
to the king for the custom and subsidy of his wool to be laded in that 
port, and who has made a bond in 200/. to Henry Picard of London as 
security. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like 
order for Mark Bienentend and Roger Thomas, who are bound to pay 125/. 
to the king for the custom and subsidy of wool to be laded in that port, 
and who have made a bond in 250/. to Henry Picard of London as security. 

To the same. Like order, ' mutatis mutandis,' for Gerard de Gerardburgh, 
who is bound to pay 560/. 18s-. 4^/. to the king for the custom and subsidy 
of wool to be laded in that port, and who has made a bond in 1,133/. 6s. Sd. 
to Henry Picard of London as a security. 



Membrane 20. 

March 28. To John de Coupeland, escheator in Northumberland. Order to cause 

Westminster. Edmund Vernoun and Maud his wife; daughter of Elizabeth late the wife 

of John de Stafford, deceased, who was a daughter of Philip de Somervill, 

to have seisin of the purparty falling to Maud of Philip's inheritance, which 

the king previously committed to the said John to hold at ferm until Maud 



254 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1356. 



Membrane 20 — cunt. 



should come of age, as on its being found by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Philip at his death held in his demesne as of fee a moiety of 
the manor of Stanyngton, six husbandlands in the town of Tranewell and 
a moiety of the manor of Great Benton in chief by homage and fealty and 
by the service of rendering 18^/. yearly for the ward of the castle of New- 
castle upon Tyne and 13^/. for cornage for the moiety of the manor of 
Stanyngton and the land in Tranewel, and for the moiety of the manor of 
Great Benton IHhI. for fines of court and l^d. for cornage, and held also in 
his demesne as of fee, a third part of the manor of Witton and of the 
hamlet of Wyndegates, of another than the king, and that Joan his 
daughter, whom Rhys (Resus) ap Griflfitz married, and the said Maud were 
his next heirs, and that J'oan was of full age and Maud under age, the king 
took the homage of Rhys for the purparty of that inheritance falling to 
Joan, by reason of their issue, rendering that purparty to them, and ordered 
the escheator to take security from them for paying their relief at the 
exchequer, and after making partition of the said lands in the presence of 
Rhys and Joan and of John de Stafford, if they chose to attend, to cause 
Rhys and Joan to have seisin of the purparty falling to Joan, as eldest 
daughter, and to deliver Maud's purparty to John to hold until she should 
come of age, and Maud has now proved her age before John Laundels, 
escheator in the county of Oxford, and the king has taken Eduiund's fealty 
and has rendered the said purparty to him and to Maud. 

To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order to 
cause the said Edmund and Maud to have seisin of the purparty falling to 
Maud of the said inheritance, as on its being found by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Philip de Somervill, who held at his death certain lands 
in the county of Northumberland, in chief, held in his demesne as of fee 
the moiety of the manor of Orreby with its members of Ingoldmels, 
Skegnes, Burgh, Wynceby and Wadyngton in the county of Lincoln, 
except 80 acres of meadow in that moiety, of another than the king, and 
that Joan, Philip's daughter, whom Rhys ap Griffitz married etc. as above, 
the king ordered the escheator to make partition of the premises as above 
and to cause Rhys and Joan to have seisin of the purparty falling to Joan ; 
delivering the purparty of Maud to John de Stafibrd to hold until Maud 
should come of age, and Maud has proved her age as above, and the king 
has taken Edmund's fealty for the purparty falling to Maud and has 
rendered it to him and to her. 

To Roger Michel, escheator in the county of Nottingham. Order to 
cause the same Edmund and Maud to have seisin of the purparty falling to 
Maud of the said inheritance, as on its being found by inquisition taken by 
Walter de Monte Gomei'i, late escheator in that county, that Philip de 
Somervill, who at his death held certain lands in chief in Northumberland, 
held in his demesne as of fee 10/. of yearly rent in Shelford. Stokebardolf, 
(itMllyng, Birton Joree and Neuton Cotell in the county of Nottingham of 
another than the king, and that Joan, Philip's daughter, whom Rhys ap 
Grifhtz married etc. as above, the king ordered the said late escheator to 
nuike a partition of the said lands as above, and to cause Rhys and Joan to 
have seisin of the pui'party falling to Joan, delivering the purparty of 
Maud to John de Stafford to hold until she should come of age, and ^faud 
has proved her age etc. as above, and the king lias rendered the purparty 
falling to her to the said l^^dmund and ]\laud. 

April 6. To Peter de Nuttle, escheator in the county of York. Order to assign 

Westminster, dower to Maud late the wife of Jolin de Lisula of Rougemont. tenant in 



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1356. 



April 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cant. 

chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death in his 
demesne as of fee, the king having taken her oath that she will not marry 
without his licence. 

To John de Harwedon, escheator in the county of Cambridge. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the manor of Great Wilburgham, 
delivering the issues thereof to Maud late the wife of John de Insula 
of Rougemont, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John at his death held the said manor jointly with Maud, to them- 
selves and the heirs of their bodies, of the grant of Robert de Insula and 
that the said manor is held of another than the king. 

To the same escheator. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
manors taken into the king's hand by the death of John de Insula of 
Rougemont, delivering up the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held no lands in 
his demesne as of fee in chief in that bailiwick whereby the custody of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held the manors of 
Rampton, Cotenham, Westwyk and Coveneye for a term of thirty years not 
yet expired, of the demise of Alice daughter of Robert de Insula, Elizabeth 
Peverell, Richard de Baious, William de Ruston, Edmund de Benhale and 
Henry Ewenny, and that those manors are held of others than the king. 

To William de Enefeld, escheator in the county of Hertford. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the manor of Pisshobury in Sabriche- 
worth, delivering up the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Insula of Rougemont 
at his death held no lands etc. as above, but that he held the said manor 
for a term of thirty years not yet expired, of the demise of Alice daughter 
of Robert de Insula etc. as above, and that the manor is held of another 
than the king. 

To Thomas de Hungreford, escheator in Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas 
Gary, delivering up the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Thomas at his death held no lands in his 
demesne as of fee in chief in that bailiwick, but held divers lands there 
of others than the king. 

To John de Sancto Laudo, escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order to 
retain in the king's hand 20 acres of land in Cherleton Makerel in Somerset 
until further order and not to intermeddle further with the other lands 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas Gary, delivering up the 
issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Thomas at his death held in his demesne as of fee the said 20 acres of 
land of the heir of Ralph Horsy, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's 
wardship, by knight service, and by the service of a moiety of a pound of 
pepper yearly, and other lands both in Somerset and in Dorset of others 
liian the king, and that Thomas his son is his next heir and under age. 

April '■IH. To the collectors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England. 

Westminster. Order to permit William Gosse, merchant of Ireland, to take to Flanders 
hides brought or to be brought from Ireland to the parts of England, until 
Easter next, without hindrance, if they find by inspection of the letters of 
coket made to him in Ireland that the- hides were customed in Ireland, 
with proviso that his wool, wool fells and lead shall not be taken elsewhere 
than to the king's staples in England, as on 18 March in the 28th year of 



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1356. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

the reign the king by letters patent granted that the men of Ireland might 
take their merchandise except wool, wool fells and lead, out of Ireland upon 
payment of the customs due thereupon from Easter then following until 
the end of three years, and might sell them to whom they pleased, except 
the king's enemies, notwithstanding the ordinance of the staple. 



March 80. 

Westminster. 



March 8. 



MEMBRANE 19. 

To the chancellor of Ireland. Nicholas bishop of Meath and Adam fitz 
Oweyn, archdeacon of that place, have shown the king that whereas 
William de Sancto Leodegario held the said archdeaconry of the collation 
of Thomas de Sancto Leodegario, sometime bishop of that place, as of the 
right of his church, until William was consecrated bishop there after the 
death of William de Paulo, successor of Thomas, and although the said 
archdeaconry was not vacant during the voidance of the bishopric after 
the death of William de Paulo, whereby the collation of the archdeaconry 
might have pertained to the king, by reason of the voidance of the 
bishopric, yet John de Bolton, clerk, pretending that the archdeaconry was 
vacated by the consecration of William de Sancto Leodegario as bishop, the 
see being void by the death of William de Paulo, and therefore the collation 
of the archdeaconry pertained to the king, procured the king's letters of 
collation to that archdeaconry to be made to himself and in the king's 
name sued a writ of quare iiiijmlit thereupon against the said Nicholas and 
Adam before the justiciary of Ireland, whereupon Nicholas and Adam have 
prayed the king to supply a remedy ; and whereas by inspection of the 
chancery rolls it appears that. on 24 February in the 24th year of the reign, 
the king having taken the fealty of William de Sancto Leodegario, then 
bishop elect of Meath, restored the temporalities of the bishopric to him, 
and by the certificate of John, archbishop of York, sent into chancery it is 
found that the said archbishop consecrated the said bishop elect on 2 May 
in the said 24th year, whereby the collation to the archdeaconry, which 
became void by that consecration, cannot at present pertain to the king, 
the king ordered the justiciary to view the record and process of the suit 
pending before him upon the premises, and if the attorney who sues for the 
king in the matter, in pleading, has taken as title for the king's right of 
collating to the archdeaconry for this turn the voidance thereof by the 
consecration of the bishop, the see being vacant and in the king's hand by 
the death of AVilliani de Paulo and no other cause, then to supersede the 
further holding of the plea upon the premises, because the temporalities 
were restored to William before his consecration, notwithstanding that they 
were delivered to him by the name of bishop (saving to the king his right 
of collating to the archdeaconry for any other cause) : order, when he shall 
find by the tenor of the record and process of the said suit held before the 
justiciary that the king's attorney has taken title for him in the form 
aforesaid, and for no other cause, to cause the letters of collation of tbe 
archdeaconry to John to be revoked and the estate which Adam holds 
therein by papal provision, it is said, to be ratified by letters under the 
king's seal used in Ireland and to cause letters patent of indemnity to be 
made for Nicholas so that neither he nor his successors may for the said 
cause be impeded by the king touching the collation of the archdeaconry, 
saving to the king his right to collate thereto if it belongs to him from any 
other cause. By K. on the information of Richard de Norwico. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order upon sight of these presents, to cause 



Westminster. 400 Inu'dles for the shipment of the horses of Edward prince of Wales, 



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iQcg Mevihianc 19 — vont. 

to be sent to the parts of Wales, to be purveyed and taken to the port of 
Phimmuth with all speed, so that they be there before Easter next to be 
delivered by indenture to Thomas Duraunt, the king's Serjeant at arms, 
whom the king will depute to receive them, so that the passage be not 
delayed by his default, whereby the king would have cause to punish him, 

March 6. To the sheriflf of Devon, Order to amove the king's hand from the 
Westminster, lands of Alice daughter of William de Hareston in Hareston and Coleford 
and not to intermeddle further therewith, delivei'ing the issues thereof to 
her ; as the king ordered the sheriff to certify in chancery why he had 
taken those lands into the king's hand, and the sheriff returned that he had 
so taken them because it was found by inquisition by him taken of his 
ofitice that John de Hcrogesdon, A\ho was placed in exigent because he did 
not come before William de Shareshull and his fellows, late justices of 
oyer and terminer appointed in that county, to stand to right for certain 
felonies for which he was indicted befoi'e them, had the wardship of those 
lands, and by virtue of a writ de judicio directed to him by William so to 
take all .John's lands, goods and chattels ; and afterwards at the suit of 
x\lice showing that John never had the wardship of those lands and praying 
the king to cause his hand to be amoved therefrom, the king ordered the 
sheriff to take an inquisition "upon the matter, by Avhich it is found that 
John was never seised of the wardship of Alice's lands in those towns. 



April 12, 

Westminstei . 



April 14, 
Westminster. 



To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, Order 
to pay to William de la Pole the elder and to Michael de la Pole, his son, 
400 marks yearly, of the ancient cvistom in that port so long as the 
collectors hold their office, as William surrendered the manor qf Brustwyk 
in the countv of York into the king's hands and released to the king all 
his right and claim in that manor and in the manors of Gryngele and 
Whetele, co, Nottingham, which he held of the king's grant, and in 2C0 
marks of yearly rent which the king granted to him to maintain the estate 
of a banneret, to be received of the issues of the custom in that port, and for 
that cause, and because Thomas de la Pole and Edmund de la Pole, William's 
sons, in like manner surrendered to the king the manor of Kayngham in the 
county of York and all their right and claim therein, the king on 80 November 
in the 28th year of the reign, with the assent of all his council and after 
mature deliberation, granted to William and Michael 400 marks of yearly 
rent to be received as aforesaid. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver by a mainprise to William 
de Rothewell, warden of the king's mint in the Tower of London, the goods 
and chattels of John de Vyne of London, mercer, arrested by the sheriffs, 
as lately at William's suit testifying that John who is bound to the 
king in certain sums of money delivered to him by William of the king's 
money in the Tower, eloigned himself from the city to unknown parts 
without having satisfied the king for those sums, the king ordered the 
sheriff's to arrest all the goods which belonged to John on the day of his 
departure and to keep them safely until further order, certifying the king 
in chancery of the nature and value oi the goods so arrested, and the 
sheriff's returned that they had arrested the following goods of John, to 
wit, two mattresses for a bed, price ll.s., seven coverlets of Flanders price 
10s, Gt/., four ' pigges wolles ' price '20(1., two ' reem ' and five quires of 
paper price 5a. Hd., broken silver price 4//., one ' ridell ' price 18d., one hood 
of scarlet for a woman worked with gold and perles and furred with ' demy 
pure' price 36s. 8(/., another hood of 'scarlet ' for a woman worked with 
gold and lined with cloth of 'nnirre' price 2.s. 6(/., one pair of while shoes 



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JR 



258 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



135G. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



May 3. 

Westminster. 



April 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

price 18(/., one coverlet with tester of canvas spotted price 10s., one mail 
of white hide price 2.s., one brown horse price 5s., one saddle with bridle 
price OS., and William has found before the kin<^ in chancery John de 
Tamworth, clerk, his mainpernor, who has undertaken for William to 
answer to John for the aforesaid goods and chattels or for the price thereof 
in case they ought not of right to pertain to the king. By C. 

To Richard de Wilughby. Whereas the king lately appointed him and 
Thomas de Seton, William de Thorp juxta Newark and William de 
Whatton to be j^nstices to hear and determine a trespass alleged to have 
been committed upon Edmund de Perpont, knight, by Thomas de Nevill, 
knight, and certain others, and the king for certain causes has amoved 
Richard from that office ; order therefore not to intermeddle further 
therewith. By K. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
pay to John de Redenesse, chief justice appointed to hold pleas following 
the justiciary of Ireland, what is in arrear to him for his fee in that office 
from the time of his appointment and also the 20Z. which the king granted 
to him for his expenses at the time when he came to England from Ireland 
by the king's order and which the king at another time ordered the treasurer 
and chamberlains to pay to him or to give him an assignment for prompt 
satisfaction thereof so that he have no cause to complain again to the 
king. By C. 

To all sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers and other lieges to whom etc. 
Order to permit the citizens of Waterford in Ireland to be quit of toll, 
lastage, passage, pontage and all other customs of their goods in accordance 
with the liberties granted to them by former kings of England, confirmed 
by the present king in all the king's land and power. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 
to pay to John de Denton, son of John de Denton and of Elizabeth his wife, 
121. IBs. 2d. for Easter term last, in aid of his maintenance, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him of 251. IGv. 4^/. to be received yearly of the 
customs in that port. [See at jmge 126 above.] 



April 28. 

Westminster, 



MEMBRANE 18. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to pay to Edward de Balliolo, late king of Scotland, or to his attorney, 
250L for the quinzaine of Easter next, as in accordance with the agree- 
ments between the king and Edward upon the grant of the realm and 
crown of Scotland and of all right and claim therein by him made to the 
king, the king granted to provide him with 2,000/. yearly for his life to 
maintain his estate, as is contained in an indenture between them, and on 
20 January last the king granted to Edward the said 2,000/. to be received 
yearly in that port and in the port of Boston of the issues of the customs 
and subsidies, to wit, 250/. in each port at the quinzaine of Easter, the 
quinzaine of Midsummer, the quinzaine of ]S[ichaelmas and the octaves of 
Ilihiry, and if any payment is in arrear for more than two months beyond 
any term the king grants that he will be bound to pay the double of what 
was lacking for tliat term. [Fifdera.\ 

The like, ' tnutatia unttandis,' to the collectors of the customs and subsidies 
in the port of Boston. [Ibid.] 



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1356. 

April 25. 

VVestminster, 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



Mny 20. 

Westminster. 



May 22. 

Westminster, 



^[I'mhrmw 18 — cont. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the port 
of Loudon. Order to pay to William de liohun, earl of Northampton, or 
to his attorney, 90Z. 8s. 2f^. for Easter term last, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him of 180/. 16.s'. 51^/. to be received yearly of the issues of 
the customs in that port of 400/. which the king granted to him to be 
received yearly until certain lands which others held for life should come 
into his hands. [See at pcKje 14 above.] 

To the same. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, 
or to his attorney, 37/. lis. for Easter term last, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him of 75/. 2.s. to be received yearly of the issues of the 
customs in that port until the third part recovered against him as dower 
by Joan late the wife of John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, shall come into 
his hands by her death. [ .SVc at ihkic 14 ahorc.'] 

To the sherifts of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton, or to his attorney, 100/. for Easter term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him of 200/. to be received yearly to him and the 
heirs male of his body of the ferm or issues of that city until certain lands, 
which others hold for life with reversion to him, come into his hands. 

The like to the sheritt'of Essex to pay 50/. of 100/. to the said earl for the 
same term. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to the said earl or to his 
attorney 10/. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him of 20/. to be received yearly of the issues of that county. 

To Thomas de Lucy, keeper of Karliol castle. Order to deliver to William 
de Threlkeld, sherift" of Cumberland, the gaol of that castle for keeping the 
prisoners in his custody and a fit place in the outer bailey of the castle where 
the distraints taken by him and his bailiffs for the king's debts may be 
detained and kept safely, and to permit the said sheriff to have a keeper for 
whom he will answer to receive the said prisoners and keep them in gaol, 
so that the prisoners may not escape for lack of custody and that the dis- 
traints may not perish or be dispersed for lack of a place in which they 
may be kept. By K. 

To John de Harwedon, escheator in the county of Huntingdon. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the lands which Robert Grym held of the 
abliey of Rameseye at his death, which were taken into the king's hands 
by his death and by reason of the voidance of the said abbey, as Robert son 
and heir of the said Robert, who held of that abbey by knight service, has 
proved his age before the escheator, and on 21 August in the 23rd year of 
the reign, the king having taken the fealty of Richard de Shenyngton, abbot 
elect of that place, restored all the temporalities of the abbey to him. 

To Peter de Salford, escheator in the county of Bedford. Like order, as 
Robert son of Robert Grym has proved his age before John de Harwedon, 
escheator m the county of Huntingdon. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to restore to John de Westfeld of 
Fylyngham, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels which were taken into 
the kmg's hand upon his being nidicted before William de Thorp and his 
fellows, justices of gaol delivery at Lincoln, for the larceny of a mare, price 
2s., of Thomas de Westfeld of Fylyngham, as he has purged his innocence 
before John bishop of Lincoln, ordinary of the place, to whom he was 
delivered by the justices in accordance with the benefit of clergy. 



200 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1356. 

May 1 . 

Westminster. 



April 28. 
Westminster. 



May G. 

Westminster. 

April 8. 
Westminster. 

April 28. 
Westminster. 



May 18. 
Westminster. 



]\ray 10. 
Westminster. 



IMay 6. 
Westminster. 



MEMBBANE 17. 

To Peter de Nuttle, escheator in the county of York. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a certain castle, manors and advowsons taken into 
the king's hand by the death of John Darcy of Knayth, delivering any 
issues thereof to Elizabeth late his wife, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held the 
castle and manor of Wherleton, the manor of Aldewerk, with their 
members, and the manor of Yarm with the knights fees and advow.sons 
pertaining to those manors, jointly with Elizabeth, by a fine levied in the 
king's court, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the 
king in default of such heirs, and that the manor of Yarm is held in chief 
by knight service, and the castle and manor of "Wherleton and the manor 
of Aldewerk, with members, are held of another than the king, and the 
king has taken the homage and fealty of Elizabeth. 

To the collectors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of 
England. Order to permit the merchants of Ireland, until Easter next, 
to take to the parts of Flanders their hides brought from Ireland to 
England, provided that the collectors ascertain by inspection of the letters 
of coket made in Ireland that those hides have been customed in Ireland, 
as on 18 March in the 28th year of the reign the king granted to the men 
of Ireland that from Easter then following until the end of three years, 
they might take their hides and other merchandise, except wool, woolfells 
and lead, from that land whither they would, after paying the custom due, 
and sell them to those wishing to buy, except to the king's enemies, 
the ordinance of the staple notwithstanding. Proviso that they shall not 
take wool, woolfells and lead except to the lung's staples in England. 

[Fa'dera.] Et erat patens. 

To the collectors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of 
England. Order to permit all the w^ool and oth^- merchandise brought by 
merchants of Ireland to the staples of England, to be taken by the foreign 
merchants to whom they have been sold in the said staples, to the parts of 
Flanders or to other foreign parts not of the king's enmity, without again 
paying the custom and subsidy, in accordance with the form of the 
ordinance for the holding of the staples in England so that they ascertain 
by inspection of the letters of coket made in Ireland that the said wool and 
merchandise have been duly coketted and customed in Ireland. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Walter de Coumbe, who is insufficiently qualiC.c d. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that cotinty to be 
elected in place of Thomas de Pelham, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William de Colston, who holds no lands in fee in 
the county to qualify him. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause two verderers for the forest of 
Kynefare to be elected in place of Henry de Morf and Ed[mund] de 
Haggeley, deceased. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in the place of Hugh de Elmesale of Doncaster, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

To John Bardolf of Wyrmegeye, Richard de Wylughby, John deRerneye, 
Adam de Shiryngham and Roger de Dersyngham. Order to proceed to the 
execution of the king's commission appointing them to be justices to 



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jQgg Membrane 17 — oDit. 

survey the dykes, ditches, gutters, sewers, bridges, causeways, weirs and 
trenches of sweet waters in divers places by the sea coast and marsh in 
Soiithclenchwarton and Wygenhale in the parts of Mersldand, co. Norfolk, 
which are ruinous and broken, as the king has learned, and to make 
inquisition who are bound to repair the said dykes etc. and to do certain 
otlier things contained in the letters patent to them, although the king 
afterwards ordered them to continue that business in the same state in 
which it then was until three weeks from Easter last. By K. 

To John liardolf of Wourmegey, John de UfFord, Henry Grene and 
William de Wychyngham. Order to supersede the king's commission 
appointing tbem to be justices to survey the dykes, ditches, gutters, 
sewers, bridges, causeways and weirs upon the coast of the sea and the 
marsh near the town of Clynchewarton co. Norfolk, which are ruinous 
and broken, as the king has learned, and to enquire who are bound to 
repair the same, and to do certain other things contained in the letters 
patent to them, although he subsequently ordered them to continue that 
aft'air in the same state in which it tlien was until three weeks from Easter 
last, as for certain causes shown before the king and his council be has 
revoked the commission. By K. 

■May 12. To Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order 

Westminster, not to intermeddle further with the manor of Torkeseye with its mcm1)ei's 
delivering up the issues thereof, as the kiug has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that John Darcy of Knayth at his death held it, at ferm 
until Michaelmas ne.\t, of the grant and demise of Mary countess of 
Pembroke. 

May 4. To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order to 

Westminster, cause those four woollen cloths, which they took into the king's hand as 
forfeit because they were exposed for sale before they had been sealed with 
the seal deputed in that city for the custom and subsidy of such cloth, 
to be appraised in the presence of William de Dal ton, clerk of the great 
wardrobe, and to deliver them by indenture to the said William. The 
king has ordered William to receive those cloths from the collectors. By C. 
Mandate in pursuance to ^Villiam. 

April 23. To the collectors of customs at the port of Boston. Order to pay to 

Westminster. William de Aldeburgh 50 marks for Easter term, in accordance with the 

king's grant to him on the 26 March last of 100 marks, to be received 

yearly for life of the issues of the customs and subsidies in that port, the 

first term beginning at Easter. 

Sept. ;}0. The like to the same collectors to pay 50 marks to William for the term 

Westminster, of Michaelmas last. 

May 7. 'J'o the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to pay to John de Cobham 50 mai'ks 

Westminster, for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 100 

marks, to be received yearly for life of the issues of that county to maintain 

his estate as a banneret. 

]\Iay 1. To John de C'oupeland, escheator in Northumberland Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with the foi-est of Chyvyot, a moiety of the manors of 

Wolloure, Hethepole, Lowyk and lielford and of the hamlet of Yeayngton, 

dehvering the issues thereof to Elizabeth late the wife of John Daroy of 

KUayth, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 

John at his death held the said forest and the moiety of the said manors 

and hamlet, jointly with Elizabeth to them and the heirs of their bodies by 

a fine levied in the king's court, with remainder, in default of such heirs, 

to the king, and that the said forest and the moieties are held m chief by 

knight service, and the king has taken the homage and fealty of Elizabeth. 



262 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



135G. 

May 24. 

Westaninstcr. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



May 5. 

Westminster. 



May 16. 

Westminster 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE IG. 

To the treasurer and btrons of the exchequer. Order to cause 20/. of 
yearly rent which Ahm de Cherleton is bound to render to the king for the 
manors of Aston Aer and Withyford during the minority of -John, Ahin's 
son and heir, a minor in the icing's wardship, and the arrears thereof, to be 
levied for the king's use, as the king lately ordered .John de Swyunerton, 
escheator in Salop, to levy that rent and the arrears thereof, and afterwards, 
because a plea was pending before the king in chancery between the king 
and Richard earl of Arundel touching the said rent and arrears, the king 
ordered that escheator to supersede the exaction of the rent and arrears 
until the said plea had been discussed, but the earl has not hitherto sued in 
chancery for a declaration of his right to receive the rent and arrears. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
Queen Isabel or to her attorney 250/. for Easter term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to her of 1,500/., to be received yearly in the ports of 
London, Kyngeston upon Hull and Boston, for her life, to wit 500/. in each 
port. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

The collectors of customs in the port of London. 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to restore to .John de Moddesleigh, 
clerk, his lands, goods and chattels which were taken into the king's hand 
on his being indicted before Richard de Wyllughby and his fellows, justices 
of oyer and terminer in that county, for the rape of Cristina Richeman and 
for carrying away her goods ;ind chattels ; as he has purged his innocence 
before J^. bishop of Bath and Wells, ordinary of the place, to whom he was 
delivered by the justices in accordance with the benefit of clergy. 

To Alan del Strothe, bailiff of Queen Philippa of her liberty of Tyndale. 
Order not to distrain the miners of Carlisle to come before him out of 
Cumberland to pay any contributions or other charges by reason of the 
king's mine of Aldeneston, contrary to their liberties, as by the certificate 
of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer it is found that the sheriff of 
Cumberland was charged with 10 marks in the 12th year of Iving Henry 
for the ferm of the mines of Carlisle, and so yearly in the time of that king, 
of Edward I, the late and the present kings, until the 28th year of the 
present reign, and that Edward I in the 10th year of his reign, recovered by 
judgment of his court of King's I3ench against Robert de Yeteri Ponte the 
manor of Aldeneston, as of the said county, and at the instance of Alexander 
son of Alexander then king of Scotland that king granted the said manor to 
Nicholas, Robert's son and heir, to hold of the king of Scotland, saving to 
King lildward and his heirs the said mine and miners and the liberty of the 
mine and miners which that king retained for himself, and he granted that 
the said manor should thenceforth be of the said king's lilierty of Tyndale, 
so that the miners should answer to King Edward for that mine as they 
had been accustomed to do, and now the present king has learned from the 
miners that they are distrained by the said bailiti' to come before him in 
the said liberty out of their county to make divers contributions and other 
charges with the men of that liberty, whereupon they have besought the 
king to provide a remedy. [Feed era.] 

To the collectors both of the old and new customs in the port of London. 
Order to pay to Queen Philippa or to her attorney 500/. for Easter term 
last, and to deliver one part of the coket seal to be kept hy her attorney 
until she be satisfied thereof, as in recompense for the castle, town and 
honour of Pontefract, which she held for life of the king's grant, the king 



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May 20. 

Westiniiibter. 



]3gPj Mi'iiihranc 16 — cont. 

f^ranted to her 1,000^. to be received yearly for life of the first money of the 
issues of the old and new customs and of the subsidies in that port, and 
that she should have one part of the coket seal in that port at the beginning 
of each of the terms of payment, to be kept by her attorney until she had 
been satisfied for the 1,000Z. 

To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order to 
pay to Queen Philippa or to her attorney 297^. 2.s. lid. for Easter term last, 
in accordance with the king's grant to her, in consideration of her charges 
in the maintenance of his children, of 891 marks 5.v. 9f r/. to be received 
yearly of the issues of the petty custom in that port for the maintenance 
and expenses of those children, so that if those issues do not reach such a 
sum, the queen shall receive what is lacking of the issues of the great custom 
in that port. 

To Roger Michel, escheator in the county of Derby. Order to take the 
fealty of Alice late the wife of Nicholas de Longeford for a moiety of the 
manor of Barleburgh, and not to intermeddle further therewith, delivering 
the issues thereof to her, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Nicholas at his death held the manor of Longeford with 
its niembers and the said moiety jointly with Alice, and that the said moiety 
is held of the heir of John Darcy of Knayth, a minor in the king's ward- 
ship, as of the manor of Ekynton, by the service of an eighth part of a 
knight's fee, and the manor of Longeford is held of another than the king. 

. To John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Stafford. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the part of the towns of Ethelaston, Staunton, 
Charnes and Quixhull, taken into the king's hand by the death of Nicholas 
de Longeford, delivering the issues thereof to Alice, late Nicholas's wife, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas 
at his death held a part of the said towns jointly with Alice, and that those 
parts are held of others than the king. 

May 30. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the port 

Westminster, of London. Order to pay to Thomas de Bradeston or to his attorney 
50 marks for Easter term last, as the king lately granted to Thomas the 
bailiwick of the provostship of Entre Deux Mers in the duchy of Aquitaine, 
to hold for life without rendering anything therefor, and Thomas surrendered 
that bailiwick into the king's hand, and the king granted the bailiwick to 
Bertrand de Monte Ferandi to hold under a certain form, and in considera- 
tion of the said surrender and because Thomas restored the king's letters 
patent to chancery to be cancelled, the king on 13 ]\Iay in the 28th year of 
the reign granted to him 100 marks to be received yearly for life of the 
issues of those customs and subsidies in that port, in recompense for that 
bailiwick. 

May 22. To Peter de Nuttle, escheator in the county of York. Order to cause 

Westminster. William son of John son of "William Gramary to have seisin of a rent of 
9/, 5x. in Snayth, Cowyk, Goldale, Whitlay, Hethensale, Berlay and liek, 
and of all other the lands whereof William Gramary, his grandfather, was 
seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, saving to the king the marriage 
of the heir, as on its being found by inquisition that William Gramary at 
his death was seised m his demesne as of fee of the said rent to be received 
by the hands of divers free tenants who held divers tenements of him in 
those towns in fee simple, which tenure is called a tliird part of the soke 
of Snayth that the said rent is held in chief by serjeanty, to wit by the 
service of carrying the king's bow in war, and by homage, and that the 



264 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



-lor/. Membrane 16 — nuit. 

said William son of John wa? his next heir and under age, the king caused 
that rent to be taken into his hand by process in chancery against John de 
Neuton, who unjustly occupied it, as was said, in the name of a wardship in 
the heir's right, and the said heir has proved his age before Miles de 
Stapelton, late escheatorin that count}', and the king has taken his homage 
and has rendered the rent to him. By p.s. [23180.] 

June 8. To the collectors of the customs and subsidies in the port of London. 

Westminster Order to cause certain wool of A\'ales in (} sarplars arrested by them to be 
dearrested and delivered "with the coket, by a mainprise, to Robert Mauncel 
of London, merchant, to dispose thereof at his pleasure, as Richard de 
Worsted, Lawrence Conestable, John Abraham and William Foundour of 
London, merchants, have mainperned in chancery to answer to the king 
for 39^. 6.S. -i^d. nt Michaelmas next as the price of the said wool which 
Robert caused to be brought from Wales to the port of London, and which 
tlie collectors have ai'rested as forfeit because he shewed letters of coket only 
for 5 sacks, 10 stones and the sarplai's weigh 14 sacks, 27 cloves by the 
weight ordained in that port, if it be adjudged that the wool ought to 
pertain to the king as forfeit. By C. 



MEMBRANE 15. 

June 25. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 

Westminster to pay to Edward de Balliolo, late king of Scotland, or to his attorney, 
250Z. for Midsummer term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him 
on 20 January last of 2,000/. to be received yearly for life in that port and 
in the port of Boston, to wit 2501. in each port at Easter, Midsummer, 
Michaelmas and Christmas. [FceJera.] 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston, [Ihul.] 
The like to the collectors in the following ports, to wit : — 
Sept. 30. The collectors in the port of Kyngeston to pay him 2o0l. for 

Westminster Michaelmas term. 

1 Qr7 The collectors in the port of Boston to pay him 250/. for that term. 

Jan. 9. The collectors in the port of Kyngeston to pay him 250/. for Christmas. 

Westminster The collectors in the port of Boston to pay him 250/. for that term. 

1356. t^^^-^-J 

July 5. To Peter de Salford, escheator in the county of Buckingham. Order to 

Westminster, make a partition of two thirds of the manor of Haversham in the presence 
of William de P>ermyngham, if he choose to attend, and to cause the said 
William ami Katharine his Avife, as eldest daughter and heir of William 
de la Plaunke, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the purparty falling to 
Katherine, leaving the purparty of Elizabeth, second daughter and heir of 
William de la Plaunke, until further order, in the hands of th^ executors 
of Roger Hillary, to wliom the king committed the wardship of all the 
lands which belonged to William de la Plaunke, to hold until his heirs 
should come of age, and cei-tifying the king of that partition so tluit it may 
be enrolled in chancery, as by inquisition taken after the death of William 
de la Plaunke it was found that he held the said two thirds in his demesne 
as of fee in chief by the service of two thirds of a knight's fee, and that 
Katherine and Joan, William's daughters, were his next heirs and under 
age and that Elizabeth, late his wife, was then pregnant, and now it is 
found by inquisition taken by the escheator that Elizabeth bore the 
offspring of which she was then pregnant, by name Elizabeth, now living a 



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July ;-5. 
Westminster 



June 21. 

Westminster. 



Mi'iitlmait' b") — cunt. 

minor, and that Joan is dead, and Katherine has proved her age before tlic 
escheator, and the i<ing lias taken the fealty of William de Bermyngham 
for the purparty falling to Katherine and has rendered it to them. 

To Roger Michel, sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause the defects of 
the gaol of the town of Nottingham, in which there are great number 
of prisoners, to be repaired up to the sum of 10 marks, and the king will 
cause allowance to be made to him for the costs so incurred by the testimony 
of John Bray, whom the king has charged to survey the said defects and 
the repair thereof and to certify him thereupon, as there are so many defects 
in the gaol that the escape of the prisoners therein may be feared unless 
it be quickly repaired. By K. and C. 

To William de Northo, escheator i)i Surrey and Sussex. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands and rents taken into the king's hand 
by the death of Robert de Dob', delivering the issues thereof to Joan late 
the wife of John de Bures, Robert's daughter, as the king has learned by 
divers inquisitions taken by the escheator that Robert held for his life 20 
marks of yearly rent to be received of certain lands which belonged to him 
at Losele in Ertyngdon in the parish of St. Nicholas near (iuldeford, and 
8 marks of yearly rent to be received of certain lands called ' Brugges ' in 
Batricheseye, which lands Robert demised, four years before his death, to 
the said Joan for her life, rendering to him the said 20 marks for the lands 
of Losele, and the 8 marks for the lands called ' Brugges,' that Robert 
likewise held for life 10/. of yearly rent to be received of certain lands in 
Mankeseye, Wertlyng and Cattesfeld, which John de Batelesford holds for 
liffe of Robert's demise, with remainder after Robert's death to Joan for her 
life, and that the said tenements whereof those rents arise are held pf 
others than the king. 

To the same escheator. Order to make a partition into two equal parts 
of the lands taken into the king's hand by the death of Robert de Dole, 
and by reason of the minority of John son of John de Norton, tenant in 
chief, in the presence of Joan late the wife of John de Bures, Robert's 
daughter, if she choose to attend, to retain in the king's hand until further 
order the purparty falling to the said John son of John, and not to inter- 
meddle further with the purparty falling to Joan, delivering the issues 
thereof to her, as the king has. learned by divers inquisitions taken by the 
escheator that Robert at his death held in his demesne as of fee a certain 
chamber at Losele in the parish of St. Nicholas, (Iuldeford, situate on the 
east of the hall of Losele, a messuage, 50 acres of land, 60 acres of wood, 
19s. 2|'/. rent at Imbehamme in Chidyngfold, 7 acres of land, 8 acres of 
wood, and S'Ss. rent in Lyngefeld and 60 acres of land and 40 acres of wood 
in Billyngeshurst of others than the king, and that Joan, who is of full 
age, and the said John son of John, a minor in the king's wardship, are 
Robert's next heirs. 

July 4. To Peter de Nuttle, escheator in the county of York. Order to assign 

Westminster, clower to Elizabeth, late the wife of John Darcy of Knayth, tenant in ■ 
chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, in the 
presence of the attorney of Queen Philippa, to whom the king has committed 
the wardship of two thirds of those lands to hold until John's heir shall 
come of age, the king having by Thomas de Ingelby taken Elizabeth's oath 
that she will not marry without his licence. 
The like to the following, to wit : — 

Thomas de Fulnetby, escheator in the county of Lincoln. 
John de Coupelaud, escheator in Northumberland. 



July 3. 
Westminster. 



266 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Mi'}iibran(' 15 — (-(Dit. 



J 350. 

July 2. To the sheriflf of Hertford. Order to restore to John Carlel of Royston, 

Westminster, clerk of the diocese of London, his lands, goods and chattels which were 
taken into the king's hand upon his heing indicted at the town of Royston 
for the theft of a cow price 10>. at Reed, before William de Notton and his 
fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in that county, as he has purged 
his innocence before JMichael, bishop of London, ordinary of the place, 
to whom he was delivered by the justices in accordance with the benefit 
of clergy. 

MEMBRANE 14. 

June 1. To Guy de Seintcler, escheator in Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to Adam de Clifton, one of the kinsmen and lieirs of Robert de Tateshale, 
knight, the fees in that bailiwick of those which the king has assigned 
to him, as of the fees which Eva, late Robert's wife, held for life of the 
inheritance of the said Adam, and of Robert son of William de Bernak, to 
whom John son of William de ]5ernak, Robert's second kinsman and heir, 
when of full age, granted his purparty of those fees by the king's licence, 
to hold to him and the heirs male of his body after lilva's death — and of 
the inheritance of John de Orreby, third kinsman and heir of Robert de 
Tateshale, now deceased, who held in chief, and which are in the king's 
hand by reason of Eva's death and of the minority of Joan daughter and 
heir of the said John de Orreby, the king, with the assent of Robert son of 
William, has assigned the following fees to Adam, to wit : two fees and a 
fourth part of a fee in Brom which Robert de Brom held, extended at 9^ 
yearly; a sixth part of a fee in Hadesco which the prior of St. Olave's and 
his parceners hold, extended at Vds. id. yearly ; a fee in Hornyngtoft and 
Kipton which Nicholas de Castello and Hugh de Sprouxton held, extended 
at lOOv. yearly, and a moiety of a fee in Massyngham which Thomas 
de Felton held, extended at 40.s. yearly, rendering to the said Robert son 
of William 2^(1. and to the said Joan '6s. 2^d. yearly of the surplus of the 
extent of his purparty. 

To the same escheator. Like order to deliver to the said Robert son of 
William the fees assigned to him in that bailiwick, as of the fees which 
I'iVa late the wife of Robert de Tateshale held for life etc. as above, the 
king, with Adam's assent, has assigned the following to Robert son of 
William, to wit: three fees in l^rounham which Thomas de Sneterton held, 
extended at 10 marks yearly ; three quarters of a fee in Snetesham and 
Congham which John de Thorp and Alice his wife held, extended at 40t. 
yearly ; a moiety of a fee in lUonorton which Petronilla late the wife of 
Roger de P)rom held, extended at 26n. 8^/. yearly : a fee in Gatesthorp 
which John de Berdewell and his parceners held, extended at 4;-}.s. j-early ; 
a fourth part of a fee in Berwyk which Roger de Gatesthorp held, extended 
at lO.s. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Sandryngham which Peter de 
Snetesham held, extended at lOx. yearly; a moiety of a fee in Besthorp and 
Ilokham which William ('oursoun held, extended at 40s-. yearly and a 
moiety of a fee in Herlyng and Brigbam A\'1iich John Fauconer held, 
ext(>nded at 20.s-. Sd. yearly and 2^d. to be received yearly from Adam of the 
surplus of his purparty. 

To the same escheator. Order to deliver to the said Adam, Roliert and 
Joan the advowsons assigned to them, saving to the king the first turn of 
presenting by reason of hie prerogative and of Joan's purparty if the 
churches or any of them become vacant during her minority, as of the 
advowsons which Eva late the wife of Robert de Tateshale held for life 



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267 



] 35(). MiiiihiiDir 14 — amt. 

of the inheritance etc. as above, the king, with the assent of Adam and of 
Robert son of William, has assigned to Adam, llobert and^oan the advowson 
of Denton church, co. Norfolk, extended at 10/. yearly, and the advowson 
of Tasburgh church in the same county, extended at 100."!. yearly, to hold 
as their purparties in the following form, to wit that at the first voidance 
of a cliurch, if it does not take 2)lace during the minority of Joan, Adam or 
his heirs shall present thereto, and at the second voidance of the same 
Robert or his heirs, and at the third voidance of the same, Joan or her 
heirs shall present, and so forth by turns. 

Adam de Clyfton puts in his place Thomas Cirace, clerk, to be present at 
and consent to the partition of the said fees and advowsons and to receive 
the purparty falling to him. 

Robert son of William puts in his place John de Hagh to be present at 
and consent to tlie partition of the said fees and advowsons and to receive 
the purparty falling to him. 

Enrolment of the purparty of Joan daughter and heir of John de Orreby, 
tenant in chief, one of the kinsmen and heirs of Robert de Tateshale, 
knight, of the knights' fees which Eva late Robert's wife, held for life of the 
inheritance of Adam de Clifton, one of the kinsmen and heirs of Robert, 
and of Robert son of William de Bei-nak — to whom John son of William 
de Bernak, one of the kinsmen and heirs of the said Robert, being of full 
age, granted his purparty of the said fees, to hold to him and the heirs 
male of his body after Eva's death — and of the inheritance of the said John 
de Orreby, now deceased, which fees are in the king's hand by reason of 
Joan's minority, to wit : a knight's fee in Besthorp which Henry Page 
held, extended at Al. yearly ; a sixth part of a fee in Shelfanger, which 
Roger de Hoo held, extended at 61. Os. 8r/. yearly ; two thirds of a fee in 
Toftes and Bricham, which Roger de Toftes held, extended at 40.s. yearly ; 
a fee in Ingham and Waxnesham which John de Ingham held, extended 
at 4Z. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Hillyngton which Roger son of Osbert 
held, extended at 40s. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Denton, which 
Robert de Bosco held, extended at 20.s. yearly and the moiety of a fee in 
Dersyngham which Isabel de Yeteri Aula held, extended at 40.s. yearly, also 
3.S. '2i(/. yearly rent to be received of Adam de Clifton of the surplus of the 
extent of his purparty of the said fees assigned to him by the king ; and 
this purparty is retained in the king's hand by reason of Joan's minority. 

June 15. To William de Northo, escheator in Surrey and Sussex. Order to cause 

Westminster. Henry son and heir of Henry Whissh to have seisin of certain lands whereof 
his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as it is found 
by divers inquisitions that Henry Whissh at his death held in his demesne 
as of fee a certain plot of land called ' Bordich ' in Suthwerk in chief by 
the service of rendering 1 d. yearly at the exchequer at Michaelmas for all 
service, and held by knight service other lands at Kynore in the parish of 
Sydelesham, co. Sussex, of the inheritance of the heirs of Edmund de Sancto 
Johanne, who held in chief and died while a minor in the king's wardship, 
lately in the king's hand, and certain other lands in Waleworth, co. Surrey, 
of another than the king, and Henry the son has proved his age before 
John de Palton, escheator in the county of Southampton, and the king has 
taken his fealty for the said plot and has rendered it to him with the 
other lands. 

May 26. To the justices of the Bench. Order to release Bartholomew de Bungeye, 

Clarendon, clerk, from prison, after receiving a reasonable fine from him, in accordance 



268 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1356. 



May G. 

Westminster. 



June 3. 
Westminster, 



June (). 
Westminster. 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



July 6. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14 — cant. 

with the queen's pardon to him, as Bartholomew, because he abducted 
Hugh son and heir of Nicholas del Cbastel, found at Hornyngtoft, a minor 
whose marriage pertained to Queen Philippa, against the queen's will and 
contrary to the l<ing's peace, was convicted by inquisition taken tliereupon 
before John de Stonore and his fellows, then justices of the Bench, and 2()0/. 
were adjudged to the queen for her damages in the matter, and Bartholomew 
was committed to the Flete prison and is detained there, and the queen 
has had compassion on the estate of Bartholomew, who is much depressed 
by long imprisonment, and has pardoned him the said 200Z. 

By p.s. [231B9.1 

To Henry Pycard, the icing's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of London. Order to deliver to the abbot and monks of the 
churcli of 8t. Peter's, "Westminster, a tun of wine of the king s prise of 
Londou, for the moi-row of St. l>otulph next, in accordance with the charter 
of Henry 111 to God and the said church, out of reverence for King Edward 
tlie Confessor, confirmed by the present king, of a tun of such wine to be 
received yearly on that day at London for the celebration of divine service 
there. 

To the bailifts of Rochester and of the water of Medeweye there. Order 
to permit all ships and crayers which serve for bringing to the palace of 
Westminster timber and stone for the king's works in that palace to pass 
through that bailiwick without hindering them at the bridge of Medeweye 
or taki]ig anything from the masters or mariners of those ships and barges 
for their passage under that bridge. [Fmlera,] 

To GeoftVeyde Say, constable of Rochester castle, or to him who supplies 
his place. Order to cause all obstructions at the bridge of that town in 
the water of Medewey whereby the passage of -ships is impeded, to be 
amoved without delay, so that ships and barges may pass through that 
bridge, as the king is informed that divers obstructions have been newly 
made in the said water at that bridge, so that ships or barges laden with 
timber and stone for the works in the king's palace at Westminster, and 
other ships laden with divers goods, cannot pass by that bridge as they 
used. [Ibid.] 

To Henry Picard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to deliver to Hugh de (iarton, the 
king's yeoman, a tun of wine of the king's prises in that port for the past 
year, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 1 January in the 14th 
year of the reign of a tun of such wine, to be received yearly for life. 

To William Fillilod, escheator in the liberty of Holderuesse. Order not 
to intermeddle further with certain manors and lands taken into tlie king's 
hand by the death of John de Sutton of Holdernesse, knight, delivering the 
issues thereof to Alina late his wife, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John at his death held no lands in his demesne 
as of fee or in service, in chief, but that he held jointly with Alina the 
manors of Sutton in Holdernesse and Sotcotes, and one messuage, 59 acres 
of land, 105 acres of meadow and 2H2 acres of pasture in Sutton in 
Holdernesse, whereupon the castle of Braunceholm is situate, and that the 
said manors and lands are held of others than the king. 



MEMBRANE 13. 

May 18. To the bailiffs of the town of Sefford situate upon the sea. Order not to 

Westminster, permit James Archer of Assheton or any other to pull down any buildmgs 



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1356. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 26. 

Westminster 



INIay 30. 
Westminster. 



Menihranc 13 — cant, 

of that town in order to take them out of the town, seeing that if this is 
allowed no inhabitants will care to dwell there, whereby the men liA'ing in 
the town will have to abandon it on account of the insupportable charges 
incumbent upon them, as the king has learned from the men and tenants 
of that town that whereas the town used to find several ships of war for 
him and used to defend itself and all the neighbourhood against the 
incursions of the king's enemies, to pay 11 marks for the fifteenth and to 
bear divers other charges, it has recently been burned for the most part 
and is so desolated by plague and the chances of war that the men living 
there do not suffice, on account of their fewness and want, to bear the said 
charges or defend the town, and cannot do so in future until inhabitants 
are numerous as they used to be, and the said James, maliciously scheming 
to destroy the remainder of the town, has newly pulled down the better 
part of the unburned buildings there and is selling and taking away the 
timber, lime and stones thereof, whereupon they have prayed the king to 
provide a remedy. Nevertheless it is not (.sn'r) the king's intention that 
anyone wishing to remove houses from one place to another in the said 
town, may first pull them down for this purpose and i*ebuild them where 
he pleases within the said town. By C. 

, [Fcedera.] 

To William de Threlkeld, escheator in Westmorland. Order not to 
intermeddle further with certain lands taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Roger son of Gilbert de Lancastre, delivering the issues thereof to 
Margaret, late Roger's wife, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Eoger at his death held jointly with Margaret two tofts 
and one carucate of land in Skelmesergh, three tofts and one carucate of 
land at Fauerbank and one carucate of land in Stirkelandrandolf, and that 
the said lands are held of others than the 



Kmg. 



To the same. Order to assign dower to Margaret late the wife of Roger 
son of Gilbert de Lancastre, who held of the king by knight service as of 
the lands which belonged to William de Couucy, in the king's hand, of all 
the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking 
oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, sending that 
assignment to the king to be enrolled in chancery. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to pay to William de Colvill, one of the justices appointed to keep 
the ordinance and statute of labourers, servants and artisans in the parts 
of Kesteven, co. Lincoln, to wit from Michaelmas in the 28th year of the 
reign, if he was attendant upon the premises with his fellows for a year 
thereafter, lOZ. and ^^n; rata for a greater or less time than a year, of the 
issues of the estreats of fines, redemptions and forfeited issues of the session 
of that justiceship. 

The like to the same treasurer and barons for John Busshy, to pay him 
10 marks. 

To the sherifi" of Somerset. Like order to pay to Ralph de Middelneye 
in Somerset, from Michaelmas in the 2Sth year, if attendant upon the 
premises with his fellows for a year 101. and pro rata for a lesser time. 

The like to the same sheriff to pay 10 marks to John Hugyn for his 



June 7. 
Westminster. 



The like to the sheriff of Wilts to pay 10/. to John de la Roche for 
wages, 



his 



270 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1356. 

May 80. 

Westminster. 



July 1. 
Westminster. 

July 12. 

Westminster. 

July 16. 
Westminster. 

July 10. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 12. 

Westminster. 



June 18. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 8. 
Westminster. 



June 7. 
Westminster 



July 0. 

W.'stminster. 



Metiibrane IH -ront. 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties, to wit : — 
The sheriff of Leicester to pay 10^. to Simon Pakeman. 
The sheriff of Devon to pay 101. to John Dabernoun. 
The sheriff of Gloucester to pay 101. to William de Chiltenham. 

The sheriff' of Hertford to pay 101. to William de Hatton. 

The sheriff" of Lincoln to pay lOO.s. to Laurence de Leek. 

The sheriff of Lincoln to pay lOO.s. to Roger de Meres. 

The sheriff of Lincoln to pay 101. to John Claymound. 

The sheriff' of Essex to pay lOZ. to Robert de Teye. 

The sheriff' of Essex to pay 10 marks to Thomas Tyrel. 

The sheriff of Middlesex to pay 10^. to John de Brave. 

The sheriff' of Middlesex to pay 10 marks to William de Hatton. 

The sheriff' of Nottingham to pay 10 marks to William de Wakebrigg. 

The sheriff' of Berks to pay 101. to John Loveday. 

The sheriff' of Leicester to pay 10 marks to Laurence Hauberk. 

The sheriff" of Huntingdon to pay 10 marks to Nicholas de Styuecle. 
The sheriff" of Huntingdon to pay 10 marks to John de Styiiecle. 
The sheriff' of Suffolk to pay 101. to Gilbert de Debenham. 
The sheriff" of Suff'olk to pay 10 marks to John de Cavendissh. 

To William de Byngham Order not to intermeddle further with the 
wardship of the manor of Mersshwode, co. Dorset, which belongs to Lionel, 
the king's son, a minor in his wardship, delivering any issues thereof 
received by him to Robert de Hadham, steward of Lionel's lands, as for 
certain causes the king has revoked the letters patent committing to William 
the wardship of the said manor, to hold together with its members, knights' 
fees and other appurtenances during pleasure, so that he should answer 
for the issues thereof to Lionel or to another deputed to receive them for 
his use. 

To the constable of the Tower of London or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to release Alexander de Flex of Scotland from prison, where 
he is detained upon suspicion, without taking from him any fee for the use 
of the constable or of any other minister of the Tower, as Alexander has 
made oath before the council that he will be faithful to the king and will 
not communicate with the king's enemies of Scotland. By K. 

To the sheriff" of Wilts. Order to pay to John de Ingepenne, one of the 
justices in the last eyre for pleas of the forest in the king's forests of 
Claryndon, Bokholt and Melchet, 22 marks for his wages for the time that 
he was attendant upon the premises of the issues arising from the estreats 
of fines, redemptions and forfeited issues of the session of that justiceship. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

The like to the same sheriff' to pay 10 marks to Walter de Haywode, one 
of the said justices, for his wages. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay to John de Repynghale, one of 
the justices appointed to keep the ordinance and statute of labourers, 
servants and artisans in the parts of Kesteven, co. Lincoln. IOOn. for his 
wages from Michaelnuis in the 2Hth year of tbe reign until 20 December 
following, of the issues of the estreats of tines, redem))tions and forfeited 
issues of the session of that justiceship. 



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1356. 

June 8. 
Westminster. 

July 1. 
Westminster. 



July 4. 
Westminster. 



July 8. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 13 — cant. 

The like to the sheriff of Surrey to pay 10 marks to William de Roderam 
for his wages. 

To Henry de Ingelby, keeper of the doiiuis conversoium in the city of 
London. Order to admit John de Chastel, a converted Jew who lately 
jcame to England, to that house and to supply him with the customary 
maintenance therein of the king's alms, as others of the same condition 
have had there heretofore. By p.s. [23178.] 

[Feed era.] 

MEMBRANE 12. 

To Thomas atte Barre, escheator in the county of Gloucester and the 
adjacent march of Wales. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
castle and town of Henthles and the cantred of Melenyt in that march, 
delivering the issues thereof to Eoger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, son 
and heir of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Elizabeth late the wife 
of William earl of Northampton and formerly the wife of the said Edmund, 
held at her death the said castle, town and cantred in dower of Roger's 
inheritance, and the king has lately taken Roger's homage for all the lands 
which are of his inheritance after his father's death. 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in the counties of Salop and Stafford 
and the march of Wales adjacent to Salop. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manors taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Elizabeth late the wife of William earl of Northampton and formerly the 
wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, delivering the issues 
thereof etc. as above, as the king has learned by divers inquisitions taken 
by the escheator that Elizabeth, at her death, held for her life the manor of 
Arleye in the county of Stafford and the manor of Clubury in Salop, except 
the park and chace adjacent to the manor of Clubury, of the inheritance 
of Roger de Mortuo Mai'i, earl of March, Edmund's son and heir, and the 
king has lately taken Roger's homage for all the lands of his inheritance. 

To Peter de Salford, escheator in the county of Buckingham. Like 
order as in the writ directed to Thomas atte Barre, not to intermeddle 
further with a third part of the manor of Crondon, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that the said Elizabeth at her death 
held that third part in dower of Roger's inheritance. 



Aug. 8. 



To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
Westminster, pay to Thomas de Rokeby, whom the king has appointed justiciary of 
Ireland, wages for 8 knights, 17 esquires and 60 archers, whom he will 
bring with him from England to Ireland to stay there in his company in 
the king's service beyond the 20 men at arms whom he ought to retain 
there by reason of his office, after the first quarter after his arrival in those 
parts, for the time that they stay in that service, to wit, for each knight 2s., 
for each esquire 12(/. and for each archer 4f/. a day. By K. and C. 

July 20. To John de Palton, escheator in the county of Southampton. Order to 

Westminster assign to Richard le Kervere and to Alice his Avife, late the wife of Richard 
de Hale, who held by knight service of the heir of John de Insula of 
Gatecombe, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, Alice's dower 
of all the lands which Richard de Hale held at his death in his demesne as 
of fee, and which are in the king's hand by reason of his death and of the 
minority of his heir, sending that assignment to chancery to be enrolled 
there. 



272 



CALENDAR OF CL08E ROLLS. 



1356. 

Aug. 12. 
Westminster. 



July 4. 

Westmiuster 



July 0. 
Westminster. 



July 8. 
Westminster. 



July 14. 
Westminster. 



July 16. 

Westminster. 



June 80. 
Westiiiinster. 



Mioiihrane 12 — cant. 

To John Mayu, the king's Serjeant at arms. Order to deliver by 
indenture to Henry Pycard, the king's butler, the bodies of Nicholas 
de Portu of Milan and John de Hanham, also the 889 marks in gold found 
in Nicholas's custody, which he arrested with Nicholas and John at 
Leystoft, co. Suftblk, by the king's command, to be kept until further 
order. By C. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to expend 80L in repairing the defects 
in the liouses and walls of the king's castle of Old Saruni, by the survey of 
P.artholomew de JJradden and John Everard. By C. 

To William de Threlkeld, escheator in Cumberland. Order to amove 
the king's hand from a messuage in Carlisle which belonged to Adam son 
of Peter ie Flesshewer of Carlisle, and not to intermeddle further therewith, 
delivering the issues thereof to William de London of Carlisle, as the king 
ordered the escheator to certify him why he had taken that messuage into 
the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had so taken it because 
it was found by incpiisition of office that Adam adhered to the king's enemies 
of Scotland, and afterwards at the suit of Willianl de London, alleging 
that the messuage was his right by purchase, and that Adam, whose estate 
in the messuage William holds, never adhered to the said Scottish enemies, 
but was in the king's faith and peace all his life, and praying the king 
to order his hand to be amoved from that messuage, the king ordered the 
escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that 
Adam never adhered to the king's enemies of Scotland, that William 
acquired the messiuige of him, and that the messuage is held of the citizens 
of Carlisle in free burgage. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay to Michael Skillyng 100s. for his 
wages for twenty days in which he has l)een attendant upon the king's 
business before Thomas de Brewes and his fellows, justices in eyre for pleas 
of the forest in the king's forests of Ciaryndon, Bokholt and Melchet, of 
the issues arising from the estreats of those justices. 

To the sheriff of Wilts, Order to pay to Peter atte Wode, clerk and 
keeper of the rolls before Thomas de Brewes and his fellows, justices in 
eyre for pleas of the forest in the king's forests of Ciaryndon, liokholt and 
Melchet, lOO.s. for twenty days in which he was attendant upon that office 
for the last session of those justices, of the issues of the estreats of the 
said justices. By C. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay to Henry Sturmy, one of the 
justices in eyre for pleas of the forest in the king's forests of Ciaryndon, 
P>okholt and INIelchet, 5s. a day for his wages for thirty five days in which 
he was attendant upon the said pleas with certain other lieges at divers 
times, of the issues of the estreats of those justices. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To Thomas de Hrewes, keeper of the forest this side Trent, or to him 
who supplies bis place in the forest of Kynefare, co Salop. Order to 
cause Roger son of Roger Hillary to have seisin of a messuage, a virgate of 
laiul. and 10 acres of nu^adow at Prestwode in the forest of Kynefare and 
the custody of the bailiwick of the king's hay of Asshewode in that forest, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by John de Swynnerton, 
escheator in tluit county, that Roger Hillary at his death held in his 
demesne as of fee the said messuage, virgate, meadow and custody by grand 
serjeanty, to wit by the service of finding a man to keep that bailiwick, and 



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that Roger the son is Roger's next heir and of full age, and the king has 
taken the homage of Roger the son, has rendered the premises to him and 
has ordered the escheator to take security from him to pay his relief at the 
exchequer. By p.s. [23175.] 

To Guy de Seintcler, escheator in Norfolk and Sufl'olk. Order to 
take the fealty due for \\ acres of land and 8Z. 5.s. rent in Osmundeston and 
Stuston in Norfolk in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed, and 
not to intermeddle further therewith or with the other lands taken into the 
king's hand by the death of John de Loudham, delivering the issues thereof 
to Joan, late John's wife, as the king has learned by divers inquisitions 
taken by the escheator that John at his death held no lands in those 
counties in his demesne as of fee in chief, whereby the wardship of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held jointly with Joan the 
said land and rent in Osmundeston and Stuston and divers other lands both 
in Norfolk and Suffolk, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the 
land and rent in Osmundeston and Stuston are held in chief by the service 
of a moiety of a knight's fee, and all the other lands are held of others than 
the king. 

To Walter Paries, escheator in the county of Northampton. Order to 
take the fealty of Joan, late the wife of Thomas Forester, in accordance 
with the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with 
the lands taken into the king's hand by Thomas's death, delivering the 
issues thereof to Joan, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Thomas at his death held no lands in that bailiwick in his 
demesne as of fee in chief whereby the wardship of his lands ought to 
pertain to the king, but that he held a messuage and a carucate of land in 
Poukesleye and Leye and divers other lands in that bailiwick jointly with 
Joan by the king's licence, and that the messuage and land in Poukesleye 
and Leye are held in chief by the service of 2s. yearly and all the other 
lands are held of others than the king. 

To Richard de Wylughby. Order not to proceed to the execution of the 
king's letters patent appointing him to be justice with other lieges, to hear 
and determine a trespass committed upon Edmund de Perepont, knight, by 
Thomas de Nevill, knight, and Thomas le Harpour, it is said, as for certain 
causes the king has amoved Richard from that office. By K. 



MEMBRANE 11. 

July 28. To Wilham de Enefeld, escheator in Essex. Order to deliver a messuage 

Westminster, and 12 acres of land in Morton to the nearest friend of John son of Thomas 
brother of John Spencer of Morton, to whom the premises cannot descend 
by hereditary right, together with the issues thereof, for the heir's use, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John 
Spenser of Morton at his death, held the premises in his demesne as of fee 
in chief, by the service of finding a horse price lOs. and a sack of leather 
with a pm {cJu-vdi/) of iron, in the king's army in Wales for forty days, and 
that the said John son of Thomas is Johns next heir and aged nine years. 

July 20. To the chancellor of Ireland for the time being. Order to view the 

Westminster, charter of feoffment of the advowson of Clungell church in Ireland, made 

by Nicholas Toghmon to the clergy of Meath, and if it be found that the 

said advowson was acquired by the clergy in the time of Edward I, 

and that Thomas then bishop of Meath and all other bishops there 



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had been peacefully seised of the advowson from the time of that 
acquisition, as of the right of their church, and had presented their clerks 
thereto, to take a fine from Nicholas bishop of Meath for his trespasses and 
to cause letters under the seal used in Ireland to be made to him of pardon 
for those trespasses and of ratification and confirmation of the estate which 
he has in that advowson, notwithstanding the statute of mortmain, so that 
the bishop and his successors shall not be impeached by the king or his 
ministers touching the possession of the advowson or the presentation to 
that church in future by reason of any right through the said acquisition or 
statute, as bishop Nicholas has petitioned the king to pardon his trespasses 
(if any), and to ratify his estate in the said advowson for a reasonable fine, 
as the clergy of Meath diocese acquired that advowson of Nicholas Toghmon 
in the time of Edward I after the publication of the statute of mortmain, 
to augment the temporalities of the bishopric, by virtue whereof the 
possession of the advowson accrued to the bishop as the right of his church 
according to the custom obtaining in the diocese of Meath, and so Thomas, 
then bishop, and his successors, have been peacefully seised of the advowson, 
and Nicholas is so seised, and he and all his predecessors, from the time of 
that acquisition, have presented their clerks to that church. By K. 

July 14. To William de Enefeld, escheator in the county of Hertford. Order to 

Westminster, amove the king's hand from the manor of Caldecote, restoring any 
issues received thereof to the abbot and convent of St. Albans, as the 
king ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken that manor 
into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had so taken' it 
because it was found by inquisition of office taken before him, that one 
Hugh, abbot of St. Albans, predecessor of the present abbot, had acquired 
that manor in the 14th year of the late king's reign, and that the abbey of 
St. Albans, which is of the foundation of the king's progenitors, became 
void after that acquisition by the death of the said Hugh, and afterwards 
by the death of Richard and of Michael, successively abbots there, and no 
answer was made to the king for the issues and profits of the manor during 
those vacancies, and that the manor was worth 61. 22^(/. yearly in each of 
those vacancies, and before it came into the hands of the abbot and convent 
it was charged to Alice Hurst, now deceased, in 6^ quarters of wheat and 
116s. 8iL yearly for her life, and to John Hurst in 32.s. 3(/. and in a quarter 
and 5 bushels of wheat for his life, and to Cristinaand Joan, sisters of John 
Hurst, in 64s. Qd., and three quarters and 2 bushels of wheat yearly for their 
lives, and a bushel of wheat was worth 8(/. in common years, and John. 
Cristina and Joan are still alive, and the manor is still charged with the 
said corrodies, and because the corrodies of John, Cristina and Joan extend 
to 6L 2.S'. dd. yearly, and thus exceed the value of the manor by lOj^/. in 
accordance with the escheator's certificate, it appears that no answer could 
be made for any profit of the manor in the time of the said vacancies. 

July 20. To John Bardolf of Wirmegeye, John de Ufiford, Henry Grene and William 

Westminster, de Wychyngham. Whereas the king lately appointed them justices to 
survey the dykes, ditches, gutters, sewers, bridges, causeways and weirs 
upon the coast of the sea and of the marsh near the town of Clenchewarton, 
CO. Norfolk, which are ruined and broken by the ebb and flow of the sea and 
the fioods and lodes of fresh water descending to the sea at divers places in 
those parts and to survey the said lodes, and to enquire by the oath of 
lawful men of that county upon these things and divers articles contained 
in their commission, and to hear and determine them, and although after- 
wards, while the process upon the premises was pending before them and 
was not determined because it was ordained by the king and his council, at 



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July 9. 

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the prayer of the parties concerned, that six persons, elected by the said 
parties, to wit, John de Wilton, John de Berneye, Roger de Meres, Richard 
de Rugham, Roger de Dersyngham, and the said William de Wychynghain 
should meet before the council, on Thursday after St. Peter ad Vincida 
next, and should ordain that defects in the said dykes, ditches, sewers etc. 
should be repaired without delay by the advice of the said William, John 
de Wilton, John de Berneye, Roger, Richard and Roger, at the cost of those 
concerned, the king revoked the aforesaid commission to John Bardolf and 
the others, ordering them to supersede the further execution thereof, but in 
consideration of the damages and perils which may happen to the said 
dykes, ditches, gutters etc. if not repaired, in case William, John de- Wilton, 
John de Berneye, Roger, Richard and Roger do not go to the said places 
on the said Thursday, or in case they do go and cannot agree, and the 
said process so begun be thus discontinued : order if William, John de 
Wilton, John de Berneye, Roger, Richard and Roger do not come to the 
said places on the Thursday, or if they do come and cannot agree, then to 
proceed in the said process immediately after the said Thursday with all 
possible speed, by virtue of the aforesaid commission to them which the 
king wishes to remain in force, and to cause full discussion to be held 
thereupon, the said revocation and order or any other orders or commissions 
to the contrary notwithstanding. By K. and C. 

To John Bardolf of Wirmegeye, Henry Grene, William de Wichyngham, 
William de Thorp and John de Berneye. Order, if they cannot all of them 
be attendant upon the premises, then four, three or two of them shall 
proceed to the execution thereof in accordance with the law and custom of 
England, of whom the said Henry Grene or William de Thorp shall be one, 
as the king directed the preceding order to the said John Bardolf, John de 
Ufford, Henry and William, and because John de Ufford for certain causes 
cannot be attendant upon the premises, the king has appointed William de 
Thorp and John de Berneye to be justices in his place to proceed in that 
business with the said John Bardolf, Henry and William de Wichyngham. 

By K. and C. 

To Henry duke of Lancaster or to his justice in the duchy of Lancaster. 
Order not to proceed further without consulting the king in a plea brought 
by William de Horwych against the prior of Lancaster, if such a plea is 
begun before the said justice, as the priory of Lancaster was taken into the 
king's hand with its lands and other possessions among the houses of the 
alien religious of the power of France, by reason of the war between the king 
and his adversaries of France, and the king committed the keeping thereof 
to the abbot of Whalleye and John de Wynewyk, clerk, rendering thereof a 
certain ferm yearly, and now the king has learned that William is impleading 
the said prior for 5 marks yearly which he asserts are due to him from the 
priory for a pension granted to him by a predecessor of the prior, as he 
says, and if that plea is proceeded with without the king being consulted, 
he may easily suffer prejudice, especially as the priory will be charged 
with the 5 marks if they are recovered, and so the yearly ferm will be 
diminished. By C. 



Aug. 20. 
Westuiinster. 



MEMBEAy^E 10. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to cause the 
60 tuns of flour which the king ordered to be bought and purveyed in 
the county of Lincoln for the maintenance of his lieges staying in garrison 



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July 26. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 16. 
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Aug. 20. 
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Membrane 10 — emit. 

at Calais, to be placed in ships, when brought to them in that port, and taken 
to Calais to be delivered to the receiver of the king's victuals there. By C. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon 
Hull to send 40 tuns of flour to Calais in the form aforesaid. 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in Salop. Order to cause Nicholas 
son and heir of Richard de Saunford, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all 
the lands whereof his father at his death was seised in his demesne as of 
fee, as Nicholas has proved his age before the escheator and the king has 
taken his homage. By p.s. [28214.] 

To Walter Paries, escheator in the county of Northampton. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the manor of Great Dodyngton, saving to the 
king the services due thereof to the manor of Yerdele Hastynges for the 
time of the minority of the heir of Laurence de Hastynges, delivering any 
issues levied thereof to Robert de Herle, knight, Adam Carles and Robert 
Mallore, clerks, as the king ordered the escheator to certify why he had 
taken into the king's hand the said manor, which belonged to William 
Caumpayn, and the escheator returned that he had so taken it because 
William, who held that jnanor by knight service of the said heir, a minor 
in the king's wardship, as of his manor of Yerdele Hastynges, demised it 
to the said Robert, Adam and Robert to hold for their lives, without 
obtaining the king's licence, and by the said certificate it is clear that the 
manor is not held in chief, wherefore the said demise might lawfully be 
made without licence. 

To the justiciary of Ireland. Order to permit Robert Holywod, the 
king's clerk, to exercise the office of chief remembrancer of the exchequer, 
Dublin, in accordance with the king's commission to him, if he has behaved 
faithfully and no default has been found in him in the execution thereof, 
revoking a later commission to Nicholas de Thornhull ; as on 24 July last, 
the king by letters patent under the great seal of England granted that 
office to Nicholas to hold during pleasure, receiving the customary fee 
therein, but on 2 April in the 23rd year of the reign, the king by letters 
patent under the same seal granted to Robert the said office, which he 
then held for life of the grant of the justiciary of Ireland and others of the 
council there, receiving the customary fees and wages therein, and it is not 
right that Robert should be amoved from the said office by pretext of the 
grant to Nicholas, without reasonable cause. By C. 

To the merchants of the county of Viscay and of the town of Castres. 
The king has received the plaint of Robert Droup, mayor of the town 
of Cork in Ireland, Andrew Kynald, Thomas Ston, Andrew iStakpoll, 
William Pollard, John Droup, the younger, Gilbert Flemyng and John 
Droup, the elder, merchants of Ireland, containing that whereas, confiding 
in the truces begun between the king and his subjects and the people of 
the said county and town and certain other maritime towns of the lord- 
ship of the king of Castile, believing that the masters and mariners of the 
said lordship and county would safely carry over the goods and merchandise 
placed in their sliips to the places to which those ships were freighted, tbey 
laded a certain ship of Spain called ' la Xawc Sciiiti^ Maiic ' of Castres, 
wheieof Yago Hurteys of Portugalet is owner, and John Dyes of Vagas 
master, at Bordeaux, with wine and other merchandise and jewels of gold 
and silver of the price of 2,000 marks, to be taken to Cork, and put therein 
certain proctors and servants of theirs for the safe custody of the same, the 
musters and mariners of the said ship, scheming to defraud those merchants 
of their goods, of their free will, not compelled by necessity, with the ship so 



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laden touched at the Bay of Hodierne on the ooast of Brittany, where they 
knew the king's enemies of those parts to be, who, by conspiracy with the 
master and mariners, took the said proctors, imprisoned and still detain 
them until they shall pay heavy ransoms, and took and carried off the said 
wine, mei'chandiseand jewels and did their will therewith, to the damage of 
the said merchants and contrary to the truces aforesaid, wherefore the king 
lately wrote to the merchants of Spain, dwelling at I3ruges in Flanders, 
requesting them to cause the said proctors to be delivered without ransom 
and the wine and things taken from them or the price thereof to be restored 
to the said merchants, together with the damages suffered by them in the 
matter, and the said merchants of Spain dwelling at Bruges Avrote back to 
the king that they in Flanders could not compel the masters and mariners 
of the said ship to make restitution in that matter, but that they would 
notify the premises to the said merchants of Viscay and Castres, promising 
that the latter would apply a remedy with which the king should be satisfied ; 
the king therefore requests those merchants of Viscay and Castres to cause 
the said proctors to be released from prison without ransom, and to cause 
restitution of the wine and things so taken to be made to the said merchants 
of Ireland or to John Droup the elder, John Droup the younger, and Gilbert 
Flemyng, for themselves and their fellows, or to cause satisfaction to be given 
to them therefor, and for the damages sustained by them in the matter, in 
accordance with the form of the said truces, causing such speedy justice to 
be shown to those merchants as they would wish the king in like case to do 
for them in his lordship and power, so that a complaint thereupon may not 
be repeated to the king whereby he mi;st needs provide another remedy for 
his merchants, and to certify the king by their letters of what they do at 
his request, by the bearer of these presents. 

To the chancellor of Ireland for the time being. Order to take security 
of the prior of Faure (Farorie) to answer at the exchequer for the extent of 
his priory and for lO.s. of increase, as Roger Rodierd previously rendered for 
the same, and beyond this as much as any other would render, and to cause 
the priory and its possessions to be taken again into the king's hand and to 
deliver the keeping thereof to the prior by letters patent under the seal used 
in Ireland for the said ferm, to hold during the war with those of France, 
saving to the king the knights' fees and advowsons pertaining to the priory, 
as the king lately committed to Roger the keeping of that priory and of its 
possessions in Ireland, which were taken into the king's hand among the 
other priories and possessions of the alien religious of the power of France 
in Ireland by reason of the said war, to hold during pleasure, rendering at 
the exchequer, Dublin, the extent thereof and 10.s. of increase, and now the 
said prior has petitioned the king to order the keeping of the priory and 
of its possessions to be committed to him for the safety and relief of the 
priory and for the maintenance during the said war of divine service 
therein, which has long ceased, as the priory and its lands are almost 
totally wasted and destroyed for lack of rule and by the negligence of the 
keepers from the time they came into the king's hand, and it has been 
ordained by the king and his council that such alien religious, whose lands 
and possessions are in the king's hand for the said cause shall be preferred 
in havnio- the keeping thereof, provided that they are willing to rendt'r as 



much as others for the same. 



ByC. 



To John de Norwico. Order to send before the king all indictments 
touching Geoffrey de Hedersete, both those made before John and his 
fellows, guardians of the peace in Norfolk, and those made before John 
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as well those concerning felonies as trespasses, so that the king may have 
them on the octaves of Michaelmas next, that after inspecting the same he 
may cause to be done what is in accordance with the law and custom of the 
realm, and John shall supersede in the meantime the taking of Geoffrey's 
body. . ByC. 

July 26. To the sherifis of London. Order to deliver to John de Wesenham, the 

Westminster, king's merchant, a messuage in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Little 
in the ward of Bredestrete, London, a brewhouse and seven shops in the 
parish of St. Michael at Queenhithe [llipam liegine) in the ward of 
Queenhithe, London, as lately the king gave orders for all the lands and 
rents which belonged to Walter de Chiritou, Thomas de Swanlund and 
Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh to be taken into his hand for divers great sums 
due to him for the time when they M'^ere fermors of his customs and for 
other causes and also for other actions which he had against them, so 
to remain until they should have satisfied him for the said debts and 
actions, and afterwards for John's good service and because he freely 
delivered to the king his great crown pledged to him by Walter, Thomas 
and Gilbert for 4,000/. when he had not been satisfied by them for that sum, 
the king granted to him by patent all the lands which belonged to Walter, 
Thomas and Gilbert to hold so long as they should remain in the king's 
hand for the said cause or until he should be satisfied by them for the 
4,000Z., and the king ordered the sherifts to deliver to John all the said 
lands and rents in that city, or to show cause why they should not do so, 
and the sherifts returned that they did not so deliver them for that they do 
not know what lands or rents which belonged to Walter, Thomas and 
Gilbert had been taken into the king's hand, or what for the said causes, 
or what had been granted to John by the king's letters patent, because no 
writ or order had been directed to them at the time when they were sheriffs 
to seize into the king's hand any lands and rents of Walter, Thomas and 
Gilbert, and by the certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer 
made in chancery it is found that Walter's lands in that city to wit the said 
messuage, brewhouse and shops, have been taken into the king's hand for 
his debts, by writ of the exchequer. 



MEMBRANE 9. 

Sept. 12. To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland for the time being. The 
Westminster, king has learned from the people of Ireland that although it is pro- 
vided by divers statutes and ordinances that purveyors of victuals for 
the household of the king or of other magnates shall not take victuals from 
any of the king's subjects except under a certain form and at a price and 
under the penalties contained in those statutes and ordinances, which the 
king caused to be sent to Ireland and proclaimed there, yet the purveyors 
of the justiciary, chancellor and other ministers of the king there take 
victuals contrary to the will of the owners, not appraised or purveyed in 
accordance with the form of the statutes, often without price and tally 
within and without churches and fee of the church, and chiefly from the 
poor, no payment or other satisfaction being made, and when a payment 
happens to be made it is hardly one third of the just price of such victuals, 
wherefore the people of the land are so depressed and impoverished by such 
extortions that they cannot maintain their customary estate and the king's 
debts in that land cannot be levied on account of their want, but great 
numbers are compelled to leave their houses and to beg ; the king therefore 
orders the justiciary and chancellor to cause the said ordinances and statutes 



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Aug. 22. 
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Membrane 9 — cont. 

to be proclaimed and observed and to cause delinquents to be punished by 
commissions made to divers lieges under the seal used in Ireland, as often 
as necessary, and the chancellor shall cause such commissions to be made to 
purveyors containing the manner and form of purveying, of taking and of 
paying or of making tallies, and the punishments for those taking other- 
wise, so that nothing shall be taken by commissions of the justiciary 
or chancellor or other ministers under their seal from any of the 
king's subjects in Ireland, and if the justiciary, chancellor or other 
ministers presume to make letters to purveyors or their deputies, 
or if purveyors presume to take anything without the king's commissions 
as aforesaid, the king will punish the said justiciary, chancellor and his 
ministers for their contempt, whereof he wishes to be certified by them, 
and the purveyors and their deputies shall immediately undergo justice in 
accordance with the form of the statutes and ordinances, so that others may 
be restrained from such oppressions by fear of the penalty. By K. and C. 
[lucdern.] 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver all the issues of the rents of 
the houses which belonged to Augustine Waleys, deceased, in that city, 
which are in the king's hand and in their keeping, to brother John 
Woderoue, the king's confessor, for the use of the house of the new work 
of the Dominican nuns [monudium jiredicatorum) of Derteford. By C. 

To Henry de Motelowe and Hugh de Aston, justices of gaol delivery at 
Hereford castle. Order to supersede the execution of a judgment to death 
against Richard Astele, and to adjudge him to perpetual imprisonment 
instead, delivering him to the sheriff of the county to be kept in gaol, 
as William de Odecombe, clerk, has shown the king that whereas he 
ignorantly sent one of his Serjeants with Roger Beerd and certain others' to 
take Richard, accused and suspect of felonies, at La Noke, and Richard 
acknowledged himself a felon, became an approver and appealed several of 
felonies, and should be adjudged to death by his said acknowledgment, 
wherefore William, charging his conscience, fearing that he should become 
irregular for the sending of his groom, if Richard be so adjudged, 
has besought the king to intervene, and the king of his royal power has 
commuted the punishment as aforesaid. 

By K. on the information of John de Wynewyk. 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in Salop and the adjacent march of 
Wales. Order to cause Geoffrey son and heir of Richard de Cornewaille, 
and kinsman and heir of Margaret de Cornewaille, tenants in chief, to have 
seisin of all the lands whereof Richard and Margaret at their deaths were 
seis